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Title: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 12, 2011, 03:07:21 AM
This would be the place to post anything from a bath, a race, a new mod ordered or installed, a diy completed, or anything related to your day with your MKV.

So I'll get it started with what I did with my mkv yesterday. I took pics of the front end as I had just finished putting on its summer face.

Every summer I put on this upper grill with no L/P. My winter grill is the same but has the L/P.

Here's the pics I took, and my hope is that I'll see what you all have been up to with your MKV's.

Here we go;  :popcornsoda:

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/002.jpg)
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/003.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on June 12, 2011, 03:55:11 AM
 (http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0731.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0732.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0733.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0734.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0735.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0736-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: kawakcallum on June 12, 2011, 08:18:23 AM
Loving the front end specially the badge that is awsome
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Post by: TrickGTI on June 12, 2011, 09:00:54 AM
Driveing it to Newark go kart track today!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 12, 2011, 09:19:57 AM
Loving the front end specially the badge that is awsome
If you speak of mine, thank you. I took it apart and painted the inside red. Then I sprayed the VW logo flat black and then with Plasti-Dip.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 12, 2011, 09:23:19 AM
Driveing it to Newark go kart track today!
Good racing today. Getting vids?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mortygttdi on June 12, 2011, 10:53:37 AM
I took my Cannondale for a good thrashing round the country side while the car is sat feeling sorry for itself getting a rather nice new big turbo.

Darren
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on June 12, 2011, 11:31:39 AM
Yesterday, changed the pollen filter and ran some aircon cleaner through the car.

Today I tried to take out some of the marks left when some twonk hit my car yesterday.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on June 12, 2011, 11:56:49 AM
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s264/philmcavity/a6d7d3f4.jpg)


Anyone dare to try an overtake on me, gets these  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on June 12, 2011, 12:26:32 PM
Well yesterday I cleaned the dash and ordered my CCM and had it confirmed that Friday I will have a highline 30byte cecm on it's way

Today damian is fitting my TPMS wiring and if it stops raining I will give her a nice hot bath
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on June 12, 2011, 02:11:57 PM
Just managed to clean the interior..Then the rains came..

To further P1ss me off,Keano turned up in his freshly detailed,polished and gleaming motor. :notworthy:...You see he had the brains to do it yesterday..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on June 12, 2011, 05:10:04 PM
I went on a spying mission in my golf to see Gulf's sexy beast! (and his car  :grin: )

And gave it a little correction work  :happy2:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2692/5825458145_ef9c5f6bc1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dub singh on June 12, 2011, 05:22:01 PM
Ordered my Calibre Vintage rims in a staggered fitment.. 9J rears  :wink:
Some fresh Falkens 452's with plenty of stretch
Sent off front bumpers plus SLC Splitter for some essential smoothing

Should all be on the car next week in time for DC  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on June 12, 2011, 06:10:53 PM
Managed to give the car a good clean yesterday but now its peeing it down and has been all day!  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on June 12, 2011, 06:43:14 PM
Gave the interior a good clean and loaded some songs on my new RNS510 with an SD card, how i managed with just a cd-changer before i'll never know  :surprised:

Gave my wheels a thoroughly good clean and waxed the dishes to get em nice and shiney  :innocent:

Then it poured down so lucky i didnt wash the car  :signLOL:

Dave
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Post by: Boothy on June 12, 2011, 07:20:14 PM
Today I mostly looked at my car and thought how nice my new wings looked until I remembered the cars fooked  :sad1: :laugh:
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Post by: damoegan on June 12, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
New clutch (Sachs uprated) fitted today  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 13, 2011, 04:23:50 AM
Gave the interior a good clean and loaded some songs on my new RNS510 with an SD card, how i managed with just a cd-changer before i'll never know  :surprised:

Gave my wheels a thoroughly good clean and waxed the dishes to get em nice and shiney  :innocent:

Then it poured down so lucky i didnt wash the car  :signLOL:

Dave

I think the weather there is much like here in the Pacific Northwest.
It rains here about 125 days per year, and cloudy about 225 days per year.
Trying to keep the ride clean is ARRRGGGHHH!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: big al on June 13, 2011, 11:10:35 AM
Ordered my Calibre Vintage rims in a staggered fitment.. 9J rears  :wink:
Some fresh Falkens 452's with plenty of stretch
Sent off front bumpers plus SLC Splitter for some essential smoothing

Should all be on the car next week in time for DC  :wink:

Very nice mate, 9's should look ace. Where did you get them and how much if I may ask? :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: kiddfrost on June 13, 2011, 07:55:05 PM
Putting back to stock, removed rear valence, side skirts and ed30 front spoiler. Skirts were a pain in the ar$e to get off though..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on June 14, 2011, 12:14:59 AM
I paid my car insurance so i can keep her on the road!  :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sam on June 14, 2011, 01:43:37 AM
I found out what the "s" position on my DSG box does :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 14, 2011, 06:40:27 AM
I paid my car insurance so i can keep her on the road!  :ashamed:
Excellent!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on June 14, 2011, 11:49:30 AM
I found out what the "s" position on my DSG box does :signLOL:

S = "Knobhead mode"  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on June 14, 2011, 11:54:56 AM
I found out what the "s" position on my DSG box does :signLOL:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/5831788235_c0e28f66ca_z.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on June 14, 2011, 12:24:44 PM
Oi keano...saw the motor on stands yesterday....   :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on June 14, 2011, 12:31:33 PM
Ha yeah. Because someone sold their 17's  :grin: :grin:

Wheels will be back tomorrow hopefully  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sam on June 14, 2011, 05:21:41 PM
I found out what the "s" position on my DSG box does :signLOL:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/5831788235_c0e28f66ca_z.jpg)
:happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: matsu on June 14, 2011, 07:05:41 PM
i had a stage2remap by storm engineering and then got a whole new front end woohoooo :evilgrin:
matsu
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on June 14, 2011, 09:49:45 PM
Ordered my Calibre Vintage rims in a staggered fitment.. 9J rears  :wink:
Some fresh Falkens 452's with plenty of stretch
Sent off front bumpers plus SLC Splitter for some essential smoothing

Should all be on the car next week in time for DC  :wink:

Very nice mate, 9's should look ace. Where did you get them and how much if I may ask? :happy2:

I'm a bit biased but they do look  :drool: :drool: :drool: what colour is your GTI dub_singh?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 19, 2011, 07:53:48 AM
I drove back from northern California today. We spent five days in the Redwoods. I have some amazing pics of the little red rabbit next to some friggin' giant trees, and I hope to get them posted in the next day or so. Some of the trees are larger diameter than my mkv is in length. I hope you like when you guys see them...
Right now, got to get some sleep, later.
Link to pics;
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,31219.msg388632.html#msg388632
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 25, 2011, 07:00:58 AM
i had a stage2remap by storm engineering and then got a whole new front end woohoooo :evilgrin:
matsu
How's the new file?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on June 25, 2011, 09:20:03 AM

Did back brakes today.  14mm spline socket was too long to get in and get other half of the caliper off so just put the pads in for now  :fighting:
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Post by: dmac1969 on June 25, 2011, 09:36:36 AM
Me and My GTI are about to set off for Inters 2011 , well the Prem Inn tonight and the Show tomorrow , bring it on! 
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Post by: Nodz on June 25, 2011, 01:43:57 PM
Just washed the outside of mine and added the forum sticker from VC... Now's time to get sorted and head for the GTI Inn
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on June 25, 2011, 03:17:41 PM
I went to visit mine in the bodyshop. Pleased to see the Milltek is on, as is the R32 bumper. Just gotta wait for all the colour coding to be done. Hoping to have it back Tuesday or Wednesday  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on June 25, 2011, 03:18:53 PM
i took some wheels to the powder coaters in mine this morning

will be picking them up next weekend
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 26, 2011, 04:31:53 AM
i took some wheels to the powder coaters in mine this morning

will be picking them up next weekend
Show us pics when you get them back :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Leonard on June 26, 2011, 09:57:06 AM
Think I may clay polish and wax mine today. Feel a bit tired just thinking about it though lol
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Post by: psw mk5 on June 26, 2011, 07:03:28 PM
Ragged to inters  show n shine got burnt ragged it home now suffering on the sofa cracking day tho...  :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on June 27, 2011, 03:19:32 PM

Did back brakes today.  14mm spline socket was too long to get in and get other half of the caliper off so just put the pads in for now  :fighting:
if you need to borrow a ramp one sat Mike give me a shout
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on June 27, 2011, 05:08:40 PM
.
Well I've only just seen this thread and have no idea what I was doing on June 12th, but I've been staying with friends on Exmoor which included driving some awesome roads: A396 Tiverton to Minehead, B3224 across Brendon Hills, A39 Minehead to Lynton, all fast and twisty and perfect for a modded GTI with great handling. I had a passenger on the A39 section though who began to feel a bit sick, so I must have been doing something right!

I wish I'd stopped and taken pics of the road for you guys but I was too busy enjoying myself and I'm sure there'll be another opportunity.
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on June 27, 2011, 05:26:25 PM
.
Well I've only just seen this thread and have no idea what I was doing on June 12th, but I've been staying with friends on Exmoor which included driving some awesome roads: A396 Tiverton to Minehead, B3224 across Brendon Hills, A39 Minehead to Lynton, all fast and twisty and perfect for a modded GTI with great handling. I had a passenger on the A39 section though who began to feel a bit sick, so I must have been doing something right!

I wish I'd stopped and taken pics of the road for you guys but I was too busy enjoying myself and I'm sure there'll be another opportunity.

One of my best mates live in Tiverton and showed me what his 20vT MKII Gti can do on the said roads  :driver: :jumping:



Today I jump started my car cause I left my side lights on overnight like a tool  :ashamed:.  I also noticed my coolant is a tad below MIN  :confused:
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Post by: B3n on June 27, 2011, 05:43:35 PM
Today Ive been wishing I still had my GTI :sad1: :sad1:
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Post by: gulfstream11 on June 27, 2011, 06:36:06 PM
Today I returned to work after a weeks break... After initial warm up,flappy paddled all the way to the office.. :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: hugh jass on June 27, 2011, 07:02:05 PM
 I bought her some castrol edge £33 (4L) with freeeeeeeeeeeeeee delivery :jumpmove:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on June 27, 2011, 07:46:59 PM
I bought her some castrol edge £33 (4L) with freeeeeeeeeeeeeee delivery :jumpmove:

Just come in from changing oil & Filter.  4L only seemed to take it to min line.  Going to recheck and get another litre if need be.

Castrol edge too :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on June 28, 2011, 05:36:53 AM
all fast and twisty and perfect for a modded GTI with great handling. I had a passenger on the A39 section though who began to feel a bit sick, so I must have been doing something right!
Definitely doing it right, RR. I took two friends to lunch a while back. When we got back and were all out of the car, the guy that was on the rear seat promptly lost all of his lunch.  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on June 30, 2011, 01:03:38 PM
me and the golf picked these up today

(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0329.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0330.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0331.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0333.jpg)

very very pleased with them, job was spot on and price was too

they are candy red over a graphite undercoat
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Post by: Saint Steve on June 30, 2011, 03:16:23 PM
Interesting colour choice, look foward to seeing them on the car :happy2:
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Post by: gulfstream11 on June 30, 2011, 08:27:43 PM
Before...

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/30062011545.jpg)

After

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/30062011546.jpg)
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Post by: ROH ECHT on July 01, 2011, 06:44:01 AM
me and the golf picked these up today
Looks nice. Show more when you get them on plz.
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Post by: smyffalis on July 01, 2011, 09:48:04 AM
me and the golf picked these up today

(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0329.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0330.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0331.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t56/Liver89/IMG_0333.jpg)

very very pleased with them, job was spot on and price was too

they are candy red over a graphite undercoat

These look sexy as hell!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DamoP on July 01, 2011, 08:33:29 PM
Before...

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/30062011545.jpg)

After

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/30062011546.jpg)

looks good  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DamoP on July 01, 2011, 08:36:28 PM
not by choice , but a nice new turbo  :confused:

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af48/demon666uk/006-8.jpg)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 01, 2011, 08:40:15 PM
not by choice , but a nice new turbo  :confused:

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af48/demon666uk/006-8.jpg)

Seeing as its off the car would be rude not to hybridise it  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DamoP on July 01, 2011, 10:03:02 PM
not by choice , but a nice new turbo  :confused:

(http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af48/demon666uk/006-8.jpg)

Seeing as its off the car would be rude not to hybridise it  :evilgrin:
:signLOL:
this one was expensive enough  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beattie on July 02, 2011, 04:17:52 PM
I put my pressed plates on today! Put new alloys on and she got a good clean also. Looking good!
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Post by: E30Dom on July 03, 2011, 09:23:04 AM
Found out the indicator bulbs on the standard GTi headlights are orange, so ordered some diadem coloured ones to remove orange tinge...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on July 03, 2011, 05:13:04 PM
Before...

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/30062011545.jpg)

After

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/30062011546.jpg)

Where did you get this from?? Cheers!

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Post by: Frodo-anni on July 04, 2011, 11:08:51 AM
The above is the Passat chrome light switch, also do the window switches.

The part numbers are listed in a number of posts on here.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on July 04, 2011, 11:09:33 AM
my wheels are now on, check my build thread in members ride
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 06, 2011, 07:56:55 AM
Put on my new oil filter housing(I broke the old one) and replaced the outer passenger side cv boot.
Oh, and beat a hemi challenger in a short run. Not by much. Not even a car length between us.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on July 06, 2011, 06:21:32 PM
Isnt a Hemi a Tank  :signLOL:??
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 06:24:40 PM
I spent most of the day messing around...  :signLOL:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5112/5909482962_f2b5156c84_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/)
Car Rig (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr
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Post by: Weston on July 06, 2011, 06:26:18 PM
I spent most of the day messing around...  :signLOL:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5112/5909482962_f2b5156c84_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/)
Car Rig (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr

Looks like a bomb disposal robot has latched on  :signLOL:

Awesome photo  :notworthy:
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Post by: gulfstream11 on July 06, 2011, 06:36:27 PM
I spent most of the day messing around...  :signLOL:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5112/5909482962_f2b5156c84_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/)
Car Rig (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr

Awesome shot rich... I,m sure with you're skills you could shop the camera boom out..
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 06, 2011, 06:38:01 PM
I spent most of the day messing around...  :signLOL:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5112/5909482962_f2b5156c84_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/)
Car Rig (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5909482962/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr

Awesome shot rich... I,m sure with you're skills you could shop the camera boom out..

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,31904.msg395091.html#new
 :happy2:
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Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 06:47:26 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5908625149_e2ce7d1e20_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5908625149/)
Edition 30 - Race Course (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5908625149/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr
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Post by: gulfstream11 on July 06, 2011, 07:59:08 PM
Fantastic... permission to save it and use for my rolling desktop.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dmac1969 on July 06, 2011, 08:17:55 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5908625149_e2ce7d1e20_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5908625149/)
Edition 30 - Race Course (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5908625149/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr

Superb!!! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 08:22:08 PM
Fantastic... permission to save it and use for my rolling desktop.


Sure! :happy2:

Thanks dmac   :smiley:
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Post by: gulfstream11 on July 06, 2011, 08:22:44 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5908625149_e2ce7d1e20_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5908625149/)
Edition 30 - Race Course (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwigley/5908625149/) by Rich Wigley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richwigley/), on Flickr

Ha just noticed its on the racecourse.. Be carefull,I have been known to slice my ball over there par 5 9th... :chicken:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on July 06, 2011, 08:48:35 PM
ahh the straight mile drag strip   :grin:

when are we taking shots like this of mine and gulf's car?  :happy2: :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 08:52:00 PM
What are you up too now?  :signLOL:

We could have some fun on your drive way  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on July 06, 2011, 08:57:44 PM
haha. I'm laid in bed nursing my back, trying not to think about tomorrow  :grin:

did you make the rig urself?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 09:01:49 PM
I bought the clamps from america and had a machinist at my dads work make all the connector for the tubing  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on July 06, 2011, 09:03:56 PM
oooh! Suit you sir  :innocent:

they are brilliant shots!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 09:04:59 PM
Ta mate. Will bring it up to donny again at some point!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 06, 2011, 09:09:49 PM
Ta mate. Will bring it up to donny again at some point!  :happy2:

Whaaaaaaaay!  :pomppomp:








...............Sorry, haven't been home for a while  :stupid:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 09:15:59 PM
LOL... its still the same!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 06, 2011, 09:17:03 PM
LOL... its still the same!

Awwww  :sad1: :sad1: 
 :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on July 06, 2011, 10:10:13 PM
Super shot, Rich  :rolleye: :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Ree on July 06, 2011, 10:13:23 PM
New member here I fitted led side lights because I hate the yellow !
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 06, 2011, 10:18:10 PM
Super shot, Rich  :rolleye: :congrats:

Ta  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 08, 2011, 03:28:24 PM
Isnt a Hemi a Tank  :signLOL:??
Yeah :happy2:, it's referred to as the "Lead Burrito". :signLOL:
The Camaro SS, Mustang GT, and the Challenger Hemi are all low 13's stock.
Still, you can't help but grin when you beat one with your 2 liter...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: scotta on July 08, 2011, 09:32:07 PM
Said bye bye to it for the last time  :confused:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5916088485_5fe7b94a2e_o_d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 09, 2011, 06:25:42 AM
Said bye bye to it for the last time  :confused:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5916088485_5fe7b94a2e_o_d.jpg)

 :sad1: :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 09, 2011, 06:26:42 AM

Applied Light smoke LaminX to the fog that isn't cracked  :signLOL:

and got a quote for a new fog
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on July 09, 2011, 07:06:24 AM
Said bye bye to it for the last time  :confused:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5916088485_5fe7b94a2e_o_d.jpg)

I take it the Audi is the new car.?.Whats the white one next to your Golf and is that Des Winks Scarboro?...Too many questions and its early. :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 09, 2011, 12:44:19 PM
Got up early - on a Saturday!  :surprised: and took her to the drinking hole for some V-power. Must be love!  :ashamed:

Then took a bit of a de-tour on the way home because i wanted to spend more time driving her. Fantastic stuff - POWER!   :driver: She's standard and will probably stay that way as the Mrs will kill me if i start tinkering with her but for me it feels so good to drive coming from a 15 year old 60bhp (at best) 1.2 punto  :laugh:

I was sad to see our old car go, it served us well, it will always hold a place in my heart but damn i'm already head over heels for our GTI  :love:  :jumpmove:  :pomppomp:  :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 09, 2011, 12:48:46 PM

Metal polished exhaust tips, exciting eh  :signLOL:

Pics to follow...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: StuF on July 09, 2011, 02:20:03 PM
This morning I removed the front grille and replaced the silver GTI badge with a Red one to match the rear  :happy2:
Ten minute jobbie  :P

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i105/sdfordyce1978/Mk5%20GTI/CIMG1563.jpg)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i105/sdfordyce1978/Mk5%20GTI/CIMG1564.jpg)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i105/sdfordyce1978/Mk5%20GTI/CIMG1569.jpg)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i105/sdfordyce1978/Mk5%20GTI/CIMG1568.jpg)



Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: scotta on July 09, 2011, 03:25:47 PM
Said bye bye to it for the last time  :confused:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5916088485_5fe7b94a2e_o_d.jpg)

I take it the Audi is the new car.?.Whats the white one next to your Golf and is that Des Winks Scarboro?...Too many questions and its early. :laugh:

Yes!
Standard GTI with black Huffs
Western VW Edinburgh or GTI World as that corner is called!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MPS on July 09, 2011, 03:29:56 PM
That Ed30 is dear especially considering the headlights are the wrong ones!  :surprised:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on July 09, 2011, 05:06:13 PM
Had the old girl (the car, not the Mrs  :signLOL: on the rollers today to test out the new clutch  :smiley:

It made a healthy 311bhp & 320lb/ft  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 09, 2011, 06:10:29 PM
Scalded cat??  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 09, 2011, 07:58:37 PM

Applied Light smoke LaminX to the fog that isn't cracked  :signLOL:

and got a quote for a new fog
Smoked fogs? Interesting, got pics yet?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 09, 2011, 08:05:45 PM

Applied Light smoke LaminX to the fog that isn't cracked  :signLOL:

and got a quote for a new fog
Smoked fogs? Interesting, got pics yet?

Just got in, will get some before it gets dark  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 10, 2011, 10:36:38 AM

Applied Light smoke LaminX to the fog that isn't cracked  :signLOL:

and got a quote for a new fog
Smoked fogs? Interesting, got pics yet?

Just got in, will get some before it gets dark  :happy2:

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0751.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0750.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0749.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0748.jpg)

Before & after...

Please excuse the disgustingly dirty car  :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 10, 2011, 10:43:24 AM

Metal polished exhaust tips, exciting eh  :signLOL:

Pics to follow...

Miltek has had some neglect  :ashamed: :sad1:

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0746.jpg)

Before & after... 20mins work (have to go and start making sunday dinner  :party:

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0744.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0742.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/2968Gsi_Mike/Cupra_and_Polo/Photo0741.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 10, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
liking the smoked fog  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on July 11, 2011, 01:21:36 AM
got round to washing  mine :signLOL:
 

(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/pic1-1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/pic2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: scotta on July 11, 2011, 09:51:51 AM
got round to washing  mine :signLOL:
 

(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/pic1-1.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/pic2-1.jpg)

Black cars are awesome! Pity I still don't have one!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 11, 2011, 06:58:10 PM

Had a bit of wrapping done on my lunch  :innocent:

Swapped my german tail lights and wired them into my mates leon for his German MOT tommorow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on July 11, 2011, 07:05:57 PM
Black cars do look really nice when they are clean but its keeping them like that :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on July 11, 2011, 07:31:01 PM
Easy enough for you Andy as you never drive it  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 11, 2011, 09:10:21 PM

Had a bit of wrapping done on my lunch  :innocent:

Swapped my german tail lights and wired them into my mates leon for his German MOT tommorow

Only a bit for now.  When my magnets arrive its velcro off and wrap the section behind the number plate gloss black too  :party:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040408.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040407.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 11, 2011, 09:20:08 PM

Had a bit of wrapping done on my lunch  :innocent:

Swapped my german tail lights and wired them into my mates leon for his German MOT tommorow

Only a bit for now.  When my magnets arrive its velcro off and wrap the section behind the number plate gloss black too  :party:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040408.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040407.jpg)

Before...
(http://daz.co/media/o56/2968Gsi_Mike/DSC00413.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 12, 2011, 07:14:25 AM
The smoked fogs look nice...the splitter too.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 12, 2011, 07:48:34 PM
...brought our new born baby son home. I was almost overtaken by Driving Miss Daisy and my wife had to tell me to drive a bit faster which is a complete and utter first  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 12, 2011, 07:50:14 PM
...brought our new born baby son home. I was almost overtaken by Driving Miss Daisy and my wife had to tell me to drive a bit faster which is a complete and utter first  :laugh:
:smiley:  Congrats  :drinking: :drinking: :congrats: :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gazbutS3 on July 12, 2011, 07:51:47 PM
...brought our new born baby son home. I was almost overtaken by Driving Miss Daisy and my wife had to tell me to drive a bit faster which is a complete and utter first  :laugh:

congratulations :congrats: :pomppomp: :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 12, 2011, 07:57:36 PM
cheers guys   :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on July 12, 2011, 08:13:55 PM
...brought our new born baby son home. I was almost overtaken by Driving Miss Daisy and my wife had to tell me to drive a bit faster which is a complete and utter first  :laugh:

Congratulations  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on July 12, 2011, 08:22:35 PM
congrats  :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: scotta on July 12, 2011, 11:26:35 PM
...brought our new born baby son home. I was almost overtaken by Driving Miss Daisy and my wife had to tell me to drive a bit faster which is a complete and utter first  :laugh:

Congrats  :drinking:

Its a bit scary at first! Just Wait till he's nearly 4 and shouting "POWWWEEERRR" From the back seat and "Go fast Dad!" Thats my boy!!  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 13, 2011, 02:24:24 AM
...brought our new born baby son home. I was almost overtaken by Driving Miss Daisy and my wife had to tell me to drive a bit faster which is a complete and utter first  :laugh:
Congrats on both counts..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on July 13, 2011, 06:48:11 AM
Congrats with the new baby mate..top man.... commiserations on the upcoming Vauxhall Zafira...  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 15, 2011, 02:13:25 PM

Had a bit of wrapping done on my lunch  :innocent:

Swapped my german tail lights and wired them into my mates leon for his German MOT tommorow

Only a bit for now.  When my magnets arrive its velcro off and wrap the section behind the number plate gloss black too  :party:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040408.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040407.jpg)


Couldnt wait for the magnets to come so had the rest wrapped today, not 100 happy with it though looks a different black  :fighting:
The bottom lip is glossy black matching my Roof / pillars / wing mirrors, the new vinyl doesnt look as shiny :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on July 15, 2011, 02:26:10 PM
I mananged 44.1 mpg on the drive to work! :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 15, 2011, 02:29:09 PM
Only a bit for now.  When my magnets arrive its velcro off and wrap the section behind the number plate gloss black too  :party:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040408.jpg)


Couldnt wait for the magnets to come so had the rest wrapped today, not 100 happy with it though looks a different black  :fighting:
The bottom lip is glossy black matching my Roof / pillars / wing mirrors, the new vinyl doesnt look as shiny :(
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(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040415.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040414.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040413.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: scotta on July 15, 2011, 06:57:35 PM
Only a bit for now.  When my magnets arrive its velcro off and wrap the section behind the number plate gloss black too  :party:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040408.jpg)


Couldnt wait for the magnets to come so had the rest wrapped today, not 100 happy with it though looks a different black  :fighting:
The bottom lip is glossy black matching my Roof / pillars / wing mirrors, the new vinyl doesnt look as shiny :(

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040415.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040414.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040413.jpg)
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Where are you getting the vinyl from? Considering doing the front grill on the audi.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 15, 2011, 07:00:37 PM

Local signwriters, they do quite a bit of vehicle stuff 30 euros for both bits done in 3M vinyl  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 16, 2011, 07:53:15 AM

This morning I will mostly be reading Cam Follower tutorials (and looking at StevePs project  :evilgrin:).  Had no bother last time but reading MJRs nightmare with stripped threads and needing a new HPFP I need to be extra careful as Im due to drive to UK!

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on July 16, 2011, 09:48:47 AM
Try and get the alloys changed over back to Pescaras. If the weather was decent, I'd strip the Monzas' protection down and reseal them up before storage.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 16, 2011, 12:06:54 PM

This morning I will mostly be reading Cam Follower tutorials (and looking at StevePs project  :evilgrin:).  Had no bother last time but reading MJRs nightmare with stripped threads and needing a new HPFP I need to be extra careful as Im due to drive to UK!



Took half hour found some possible cause for concern  :sad1: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,32327.msg398863.html#msg398863 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,32327.msg398863.html#msg398863)

After 15k miles or thereabouts...

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/P1040424.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/P1040425.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/P1040426.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on July 16, 2011, 12:40:54 PM
Fitted my new plates on the car using autohaus plate surrounds  :wink: rear one was a piece of cake but front was more tricky, had to remove standard plate mount and lost some of the plastic push thru screw bits in the grill  :signLOL: ended up removing the grill which i should've done in the first place  :stupid: tipping it down outside now so no chance of some pics  :sad1:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 16, 2011, 02:22:48 PM

Added a Cupra badge to the interior for when Im not on the St2+ map, so I dont forget what Im driving  :grin:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040430.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040428.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/P1040427.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on July 16, 2011, 04:23:10 PM
Did a vcds log and came up with a lot of errors.  :sad1:

New coilpacks for a start.  :sad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 16, 2011, 11:23:14 PM
Washed my car and realised its taking a battering from motorway miles!  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ukdub on July 17, 2011, 12:14:00 AM
Had a K04 fitted and then did my best ever MPG run on the way to work lol 39.6mpg.  :happy2: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GLIDN on July 17, 2011, 04:08:56 AM
Tuesday Night just passed, Fitted RCD310 Plus Dash mount MDI Kit (Thanks to Demon666)
Install new Spark Plugs and Stage 1 BSH PCV kit.

Yesterday Saturday, Did an Oil Change on my GTI install APR Rear Anti-swaybar. What an awesome upgrade.

Today, Installing a New Can-Gateway from 1K0 907 530 E to a 1K0 907 530 AD.

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,32352.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,32352.0.html)

However having issue's with coding. But no errors

Will update link once I'm finished doing original issue's.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on July 17, 2011, 07:28:01 PM
Got busy with the trolley jack..Loads of tar spots inside the wheels...Done!

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/17072011554.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/17072011557.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/17072011558.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on July 18, 2011, 12:55:09 PM
Id eat my din dins off those!  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 22, 2011, 05:11:43 AM
Quote
Took half hour found some possible cause for concern  :sad1:
After 15k miles or thereabouts...

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/P1040426.jpg)
Looks like it's time to replace it. Once the coating is gone, the metal wears down super fast afterwards. Back when I was just checking my cf, I checked it at 55k miles, the coating was all there and it looked good. 6k miles later it had worn completely through destroying my apr hpfp, and intake cam. I replace mine every 10k miles now.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 23, 2011, 03:20:26 AM
Went to the dragstrip to do some runs on 92oct only to be disappointed. I did 12.82 and 12.90 in June on race fuel and file, but today on pump fuel and file I did 13.6 twice and a 14.0(mostly my fault due to an early 1st to 2nd shift). Is this normal for anyone? I didn't expect to run much slower than low 13's. I guess I'll need to do some logs to check my timing.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GLIDN on July 23, 2011, 06:57:22 AM
Installed new cambucket,

Enabled high beam for my xenon's, daytime running lights as my spotlights, oh and flattened the battery. Lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: big al on July 23, 2011, 05:24:55 PM
Just gave it a wash and put my new engine cover in ready for the Meguilars open day tomorrow  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 23, 2011, 05:43:07 PM

Ordered some snow foam and shampoo  :smiley:  Bringing the jet wash to Uk with me as she's been neglected lately :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on July 23, 2011, 07:17:38 PM
Swapped the coilpacks over to the new ones. Oddly enough, the misfire error had cleared itself before I'd replaced them but given it was a little coarse, went ahead.

Yes - that means, rather incredibly that I managed to get the frikkin engine cover off!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Creatz on July 24, 2011, 03:15:10 PM
looked at it through my front room window while watching F1  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 24, 2011, 03:17:08 PM
looked at it through my front room window while watching F1  :happy2:

Me too lol, and decided I might get some small spacers after seeing it on return from walking dog to the shop
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sf1506 on July 24, 2011, 05:22:16 PM
Gave it a real good clean yesterday, a found water coming in the boot so spent to day trying to work out where from!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: badly_dubbed on July 24, 2011, 07:13:59 PM
kicked its ass down the drag strip all day :)
(http://daz.co/media/b330/redloop/Screenshot2011-07-24at191128.png?t=1311531180)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on July 24, 2011, 09:48:52 PM
spent most of the day cleaning it and removing tar spots  :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: scotta on July 25, 2011, 10:51:35 PM
kicked its ass down the drag strip all day :)
(http://daz.co/media/b330/redloop/Screenshot2011-07-24at191128.png?t=1311531180)


Crail?

What time's was it pulling?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: badly_dubbed on July 26, 2011, 11:04:36 AM
14.8 was the fastest i ran with a passenger and the heat!

up next week on my own hopefully itll be cooler see what difference it makes :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 26, 2011, 05:19:15 PM

Did 3 of the under body aero mods  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 26, 2011, 09:42:43 PM
Firstly i took it to the tyre fitters this morning to fit the 4 Vreds i bought off Camskill  :party:. I'll sell the 2 Avons it had on the front on fleabay as they are in decent nick. I went to the pains of asking the lad to forgive me for being a bit of an ass saying it but to please be very careful with my alloys. He was but then like a feckin charlie i went and scuffed one when i got home  :fighting:  :scared: :sad1:

it's not major and it was bound to happen at some point and sadly it probably won't be the last. It's about a centimetre max by less than 5 mil high but to see it makes me  :sick:  :ashamed:

I then cleaned my wheels as they were covered in lube - they're very nice and shiney now which is far more than can be said for the rest of the car - it desparately needs a wash but i cannae buy the kit i want until the end of the month  :confused:. I also went back to work on my tail pipes and little by little they are getting better, if i keep at them i'm confident they'll gleam by 2012  :grin:

Finally, I fitted a mod to the car, the only type of mod the Mrs will allow  :signLOL::


(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3681/p1020202q.jpg)

And then we went to the Town Hall to register our son's birth  :love:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gillm on July 26, 2011, 10:47:29 PM
I fitted a new abs pump and bleed the brakes and also changed to modified STD engine mounts !
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 27, 2011, 04:20:17 PM
Cleaned the exhaust, finally getting all the black crap and major tarnishing off both pipes after an unsuccessful attempt on Sunday  :party:

The Silvo and pan scourer trick bore little joy, so i resorted to fine grade wire wool and autosol and got good results. Just the insides to do another day. The neighbours must think i'm crazy lying there in the road not cleaning the bodywork as might be expected but the exhaust!  :rolleye: Folks round here (West London) barely wash their cars - you should see the state of them  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 27, 2011, 04:22:59 PM

Had a little accident that left a £330 boo boo in my sill  :scared:  :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:

Could've cried.  :sick:  Going to see if I can fit it into Vagcos bodyshop in the 10 days Im home for, like I wasnt busy enough  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 27, 2011, 04:26:52 PM
sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on July 28, 2011, 07:28:20 AM
Did some vcds logs. Giac looked at them and said I need to recalibrate the wastegate to begin opening at 7.5psi. Right now the the actual boost is lagging behind the specified until around 5k rpm. Friday everything may be OK again after getting it taken care of...fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on July 28, 2011, 08:01:52 PM
Recalibrate the wastegate ?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on July 28, 2011, 08:15:23 PM
Gave it a good clean inside and out then set my DRLs to 60% with VCDS. (and it's just started raining on my lovely shiny bodywork!)
Regards,

John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 28, 2011, 08:19:37 PM

Checked oil, coolant, tyres & washer fluid before a trek to the Uk tomorrow.  :driver:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on July 28, 2011, 08:28:28 PM
Take it easy and have a safe journey,

Regards,

John
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 28, 2011, 08:33:08 PM
Take it easy and have a safe journey,

Regards,

John

Thanks John

Pregnant Tfsi_Wife so will be 70 on the Autobahn, perfect chance to see any noticeable MPG difference with the underbody aero mods
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on July 28, 2011, 08:46:15 PM
Bought a GTI Exhaust!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: badly_dubbed on July 29, 2011, 02:56:52 PM
ordered up the R32 service pack from Opie Oils, job for sunday if it arrives tomorrow :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: wycombe_gti on July 29, 2011, 04:58:59 PM
Got a quote for replacement of small radiator fan as it's died and the larger one is running extra fast and as a result makes the car sound like a milk float when the A/C is turned on, :-)

Booked in for a few weeks time.

Well done to MDM (http://www.mdmtechnik.co.uk/) for spotting the issue as the local VW dealer claimed "they all sound like that". Erm, it didn't sound like that when I bought it......
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: chowgar on July 29, 2011, 05:18:06 PM
Got a quote for replacement of small radiator fan as it's died and the larger one is running extra fast and as a result makes the car sound like a milk float when the A/C is turned on, :-)

Booked in for a few weeks time.

Well done to MDM (http://www.mdmtechnik.co.uk/) for spotting the issue as the local VW dealer claimed "they all sound like that". Erm, it didn't sound like that when I bought it......

How much have you been quoted  mate..... mines sounding like a hover craft at the moment with the windows down.... :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: wycombe_gti on July 29, 2011, 06:02:06 PM
How much have you been quoted  mate..... mines sounding like a hover craft at the moment with the windows down.... :scared:

Just less than £220, which includes the part, an hours labour (in Berkshire) and some dismantling in advance to work out which model it is. There seem to be two different possible parts, one from Siemens, one from someone else. No obvious markings on the visible side that we could see, even with a mirror and a torch.

Worth it to get the Silver Bullet back into stealth mode.

You could do it cheaper yourself for about a hundred quid less if you're a confident DIYer. I'm not, but there are guides on the net showing how to do it.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: hugh jass on July 29, 2011, 06:19:43 PM
 Got the cambelt/pump done on my girlfriends Golf TDI 140. (she doesnt know about the remap I had installed, but I know better :grin:)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skard on July 29, 2011, 06:48:27 PM
Changed the oil after putting some Wynn's Engine Flush in (sounded like noisy tappets yesterday), filters changed and a can of air-con sanitiser run through the vents as it was smelling like B.O.!

Couldn't help but eye up some of those shiny, new mk6 GTI's on the forecourt when I collected the service parts...

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on July 30, 2011, 12:08:02 PM

Drove from Detmold to Germany and dropped her off at Keanos for some TLC, time for some sleep me thinks  :sad1: :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on July 30, 2011, 12:57:39 PM
washed my wheels again and have just put the first coat of sealant on. Will buff off in 10 mins then watch F1 qualifying and then get back out there to put the 2nd coat of sealant on  :party:

I think so far i've spent more time cleaning up the exhaust tips and the wheels than i have driving it  :confused: Still need to take it on a proper long run rather than doing errand runs around London, the other day we did a 6 mile round trip ave 21.3 mpg and average speed of 9mph  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on July 30, 2011, 01:03:12 PM
fitted new plugs to mine yesterday and gave it a hover and clean inside and also put a new airfreshner in the car  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: vRS_Pagey on July 30, 2011, 08:51:42 PM
Fitted my colour coded GTi valance, piperx panel filter and then completed a claying session.
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Post by: vRS_Pagey on August 01, 2011, 06:56:21 PM
I have now completed a session with the DA and copious amounts of Menz polish, followed by 2 coats on Megs NXT wax.......

The body work feels like glass and the car looks like it just rolled out of showroom now.  I will post some pictures when I get the opprotunity.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 01, 2011, 08:29:25 PM
^^^ look forwad to seeing them  :smiley:

Just told off the woman who lives at the end of the road for the way she parked her beaten up Saab so that her license plate was touching mine - she'd left her wheels on full lock and there's a car behind her so i know she has wedged it in.  :scared: Miraculously there is no damage to my bodywork that i can see and i've had a couple of looks but really not happy. Gave her such a telling off and then moved my car as far away as i can frm hers.  :fighting:

I hate London on-street parking  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GarethB on August 01, 2011, 09:37:54 PM
Today, I finally collect my mk5 gti from the dealers...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on August 01, 2011, 10:42:59 PM
.
Today? - I drove 480 miles taking my daughter up to Nottingham Uni and back to move house up there. Hot sunny day and drove all the way with the sunroof partly open and the windows down a couple of inches.

So versatile, is the 5-door GTI - Loaded up across town and then drove home fast and empty.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jonm on August 02, 2011, 10:05:18 AM
cleaned it ready for my holiday
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Post by: vRS_Pagey on August 02, 2011, 01:15:13 PM
Pictures as promised......

Clay after roof -

(http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad203/pagey1255/Randoms/IMAG0343.jpg)

Clay after boot  :surprised: -

(http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad203/pagey1255/Randoms/IMAG0344.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0350.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0352.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0353.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0356.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0355-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0357.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/pagey1255/Golf_GT/IMAG0362.jpg)
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Post by: Scousus maximus on August 02, 2011, 07:43:31 PM
Replaced exhaust pressure sensor to cure Check Engine Light coming on yesterday. VCDS put me onto it and allowed me to check the DPF status to confirm I was on the right track.
I reckon my previously owned VCDS cable just paid for itself in one go, dealers were talking of "about 1~1.5 hrs labour plus parts, I did it in an hour with part from TPS just under £50. Happy little soldier!

Regards,
John

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on August 02, 2011, 07:53:11 PM
Clay after roof

Clay shouldn't be that dirty unless the car hasn't been properly decontaminated beforehand. What were your steps prior to claybar?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 02, 2011, 07:55:44 PM

Met up with the forum brake legend to pick up a box of goodies  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: vRS_Pagey on August 02, 2011, 08:31:37 PM
Clay after roof

Clay shouldn't be that dirty unless the car hasn't been properly decontaminated beforehand. What were your steps prior to claybar?
Rinse, snow foamed left to dwell for 10 minutes while attacking the shuts etc, rinsed then I hit the lower panels with bug and tar remover, the car was then washed using the 2BM, rinsed, snow foamed again, rinsed, clayed......

Tbh the car has done 44k and I don't think it had seen a bucket and sponge since it left the factory in 2007, the number of visible tar spots was incredible and it was parked under a cluster of trees on the previous owners drive which didn't help.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 03, 2011, 11:05:42 AM

Watched beefy Cupra brakes to come off and watched NQS BBK go on  :party: :party:
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Post by: keano on August 03, 2011, 11:15:40 AM

Watched beefy Cupra brakes to come off and watched NQS BBK go on  :party: :party:

 :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on August 03, 2011, 12:41:10 PM

Watched beefy Cupra brakes to come off and watched NQS BBK go on  :party: :party:

And... and... and....  :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Conrad The Jellyfish on August 03, 2011, 12:43:41 PM
bumped, scuffed and subframe bashing :)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 03, 2011, 06:51:16 PM

(http://daz.co/media/o56/2968Gsi_Mike/P1040508.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/o56/2968Gsi_Mike/P1040506.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/o56/2968Gsi_Mike/P1040509.jpg)

Used pads and new discs so will need some bedding in before theyre outperforming the Cupra setup

Car does feel more nimble and agile though (placebo?)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 03, 2011, 08:50:58 PM
Recalibrate the wastegate ?
Yes, GIAC wants me to adjust the wastegate to crack open at 7.5psi because my actual boost is not able to keep up with the specified in the early R's, and the duty cycle is running the turbo at 100% at the low R's as well. I'll know by Saturday if this fixes the problem.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GLIDN on August 04, 2011, 11:40:48 PM
Well it's been over the weekend and monday,

Built A Fibreglass Sub enclosure on the left hand side of the boot, Only rear half is done. will post photo's in the Readers section.
Managed to score myself Bilstein PSS9/10 (only picking them up today).
Received my WALK Kit from a Whiteline Competition.
Just bought a APR HPFP from APR too. All this get's installed tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: boxxer1973 on August 04, 2011, 11:49:09 PM
fitted new plugs then went for a good B road blast. Amazed how much smoother new plugs have made the car
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on August 05, 2011, 09:48:02 AM
Made space in the boot for S3 brakes!!  :jumpmove: :jumpmove: :jumping: :jumping: :jumpmove: :pomppomp: :pomppomp: :party: :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 05, 2011, 09:54:07 AM
Made space in the boot for S3 brakes!!  :jumpmove: :jumpmove: :jumping: :jumping: :jumpmove: :pomppomp: :pomppomp: :party: :party:

 :party: You fitting them yourself?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on August 05, 2011, 10:04:41 AM

 :party: You fitting them yourself?

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:









no.  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 05, 2011, 10:11:23 AM

 :party: You fitting them yourself?

 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:









no.  :wink:

 :grin: :grin: Furry Muff, more importantly....


























When.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on August 05, 2011, 10:21:53 AM
Tomorrow picking up.

Hopefully fitted same day.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 05, 2011, 10:25:52 AM
Tomorrow picking up.

Hopefully fitted same day.  :happy2:

Where you getting 'em fitted?  A certain Vw specialist a stones throw from my house where I may or may not call in to perv on your car???  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on August 05, 2011, 12:23:20 PM
Oi..Get in line... My brake sensor loom first!!!  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 05, 2011, 05:37:11 PM
Oi..Get in line... My brake sensor loom first!!!  :P

Back of the queue you for not coming and saying hello when I had the car detailed  :mad:

 :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: StuF on August 05, 2011, 06:18:28 PM
Had my rear end vandalism repaired by ChipsAway
Truly impressed by the standard of their work

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Post by: gulfstream11 on August 05, 2011, 07:05:42 PM
Oi..Get in line... My brake sensor loom first!!!  :P

Back of the queue you for not coming and saying hello when I had the car detailed  :mad:

 :signLOL:


I was on Holiday ya tourist.. :booty:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 05, 2011, 07:12:12 PM
Oi..Get in line... My brake sensor loom first!!!  :P

Back of the queue you for not coming and saying hello when I had the car detailed  :mad:

 :signLOL:


I was on Holiday ya tourist.. :booty:

Hmmmm, let ya off then  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GLIDN on August 06, 2011, 11:53:32 AM
Thanks to APR NZ. For lending me their hoist today, not too mention helping with my car from 8am-8pm.

Went to re-install my Downpipe. Ended up snapping off two bolts on the turbo.
So redrilled and tapped them. If this ever happens again, the turbo will be pulled off for this to be done.
Way too hard to do it attached to the engine.

Installed APR HPFP, went to stage 2+.
installed WALK KIT. That is a highly recommended upgrade for any mk5/mk6 owner.

Went to go install my bilstein PSS9 kit. Turns out one of the front shocks bound/rebound adjuster is damaged.
But that's not the worst, the adjuster are gone. But worst off all the spring caps for the front shocks are missing too.
So gave up on that idea. Will return them and just get H&R lowering springs instead.

Also installed a Downpipe and Stage 2 Tune on a MK6 GTI.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 06, 2011, 01:02:40 PM
Just given her a hose down and then a wash with Megs #62 shampoo  :party:

The good stuff: she's clean and already looking much better.  :jumpmove: The bad stuff: getting her clean has shown up the blemishes, there's one odd circular dotted series of tiny scratches in the DSR door  :sick:

Just debating whether the rain will hold off, so i can then clay, wash, polish, gloss and finally wax. Also debating whether i have enough time to do all that before the Mrs kills me for neglecting her and our son  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on August 06, 2011, 07:31:33 PM
Done lots and lots today!! Il get some pictures up on my build thread!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 06, 2011, 08:29:02 PM
Rain held off (just) but i didn't have time to go through the full detailing process so after washing the car and going for a walk with the Mrs and our lovely little boy, i followed up with a bit of Megs Final Inspection, Rain X for the exterior of the windows/windscreens and Auto Glym glass polish on the lights and the inside of the windows/windscreens.

I'll post up some pictures in the detailing section as results aren't bad for a "quick" effort  :laugh:

Had to b :scared: ll :scared: ck the cat for jumping on the car twice - she's put some small scratches into it  :sad1: hopefully they'll be sorted when i work on it next time after a polish  :rolleye:


Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: big al on August 06, 2011, 10:34:15 PM
Very bravely cut up 2 rear bumpers, one of them an R32 one  :surprised: in order to plastic weld it into a US spec one with a shortened recess.
Pics to come shortly in my build thread.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 07, 2011, 09:28:23 AM
Adjusted the actuator to crack open the wastegate at 7.5 psi which caused turbo flutter at around 23 psi from 3k rpm to 4k rpm. Then the boost peaked at 27 psi and ran 23 psi to red line. With over boost causing the turbo to flutter, I decided to back off a bit with the actuator but went too far. It is again back into lag from 2k rpm to 3k rpm, but is 2 to 3 psi stronger than it was in the beginning. So I will tighten the actuator up again, but just not as far as I did when I caused the flutter and over boost. Monday = Fixed = hopefully. Also, it ran consistently .4 seconds quicker in the 1/4 mile this week than it did last week.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 07, 2011, 09:37:26 AM
Packing her for the mission that is Doncaster to Detmold. . .

Would rather be washing her prior to Vw fest but the ferry is booked :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on August 07, 2011, 09:56:01 AM
Yesterday: trekked to halfrauds to buy a new tax disc holder tax disc holder repair kit because I lost the silly allen key that came with the holder, presumably when I recently cleaning the interior.

Today: Gave it a bit of a scrub.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nickyboy on August 07, 2011, 02:01:43 PM
Fell in love with it again after putting it up for sale. Keeping it  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on August 07, 2011, 02:48:52 PM
Yesterday: trekked to halfrauds to buy a new tax disc holder tax disc holder repair kit because I lost the silly allen key that came with the holder, presumably when I recently cleaning the interior.

Today: Gave it a bit of a scrub.

I've prob got the right size allen key you could of had  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on August 07, 2011, 03:04:22 PM
Well the tax disc holder was £15 or so and the repair kit was only £4.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Snoopy on August 07, 2011, 05:14:47 PM
I fitted the S3 lift pads and also inspected, then temporary painted the damage to the sill lift spots cause by the dealer until i can repair it properly :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on August 07, 2011, 06:14:47 PM
Enjoyed the sunshine, BBQ and the company of good friends at VWNW  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: blackmagic on August 07, 2011, 11:52:28 PM
Fitted my Powerflex Torque Arm insert in preparation for installing my Milltek turbo back exhaust. Then I have everything for 2+  :smiley:

Does made a small difference to shifts as I have manual. Not much difference in normal driving. But if you do boot it you def get more vibration coming through.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 08, 2011, 01:47:52 AM
Drove from doncaster to dover.  Howling stormy weather. Boring, just want to get home now...

Only 5hours driving on the other side woo hoo :/
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 08, 2011, 08:49:19 AM
Ran a 13.22et 1/4mile, best today on 92octane. Still under boosting a bit up to 5k rpm. Once the actuator is dialed in, the boost should be strong and actual will match specified. I hope to see 12's on pump fuel (92oct). Then I can try to beat my best 12.82et with 101oct race fuel.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on August 08, 2011, 10:01:33 AM
Drove from doncaster to dover.  Howling stormy weather. Boring, just want to get home now...

Only 5hours driving on the other side woo hoo :/

:( when u back mikey?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 08, 2011, 11:18:06 AM
Drove from doncaster to dover.  Howling stormy weather. Boring, just want to get home now...

Only 5hours driving on the other side woo hoo :/

:( when u back mikey?

Just got in.  Might not be back untill xmas now, will give you a a shout when im back dude  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Pablos007 on August 08, 2011, 01:37:37 PM
Had a full service at Awesome, plus they replaced n/s CV boot, fitted new pcv and uprated dv.  Feels brand new again!! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: psw mk5 on August 08, 2011, 02:06:37 PM
Manchester-hull     Hull-rotterdam ferry     Rotterdam-Leiden hotel     Leiden to MIVW car show   WOW  and back again to sunny Manchester  :grin: well worth a trip superp standard of cars what puts ours to shame...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 08, 2011, 02:22:42 PM
Quickly tried breaking down the motorway grime after doncaster to germany under constant rain

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/be02ebef.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/52cdeb3b.jpg)

Risking a fine of the grumpy germans that dont let you use any kind of shampoo or detergent outside designated (expensive) car washes  :fighting:

Rinsed off then it started pissing down lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: TimS996 on August 08, 2011, 03:49:00 PM
Quickly tried breaking down the motorway grime after doncaster to germany under constant rain

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/be02ebef.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/52cdeb3b.jpg)

Risking a fine of the grumpy germans that dont let you use any kind of shampoo or detergent outside designated (expensive) car washes  :fighting:

Rinsed off then it started pissing down lol

Hope they're not as strict as the Austrians! The B*ll*ocking I got when I washed polished and waxed the GTi at my flat, rather than use the garage jet wash! I think the word was 'Verboten!'
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 08, 2011, 03:56:56 PM
Verboten indeed grrrr  :fighting: :fighting: :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: TimS996 on August 08, 2011, 06:44:20 PM
Still, that derestricted section of Autobahn from Stuttgart does make it all worthwhile!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 10, 2011, 11:09:22 AM
Day off so another quick wash;

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/14a4bcfa.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/a6da5d59.jpg)

Done;

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/dc3dff2c.jpg)

Dinner then dyson.

Lacquer peal and stone chips galore :( would a wrap clean to a dripping wet finish keano achieved on last weeks detail?

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 10, 2011, 04:27:44 PM

Took winston round the corner for walkies.
Ace drive round the winding mountain rd.

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/d240d3cf.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/7f7abc75.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/5dd29db1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/a0638963.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Family_Pics/Mr_Winston/97f042b5.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Family_Pics/Mr_Winston/5ed83506.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on August 10, 2011, 04:58:14 PM
dog is epic mate, do you not run a front number plate?? or just detached for pics??
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 10, 2011, 05:06:47 PM
dog is epic mate, do you not run a front number plate?? or just detached for pics??

Hes ace :)

Number plate is velcro fastened hasn't been on for a few days, Germans tend to ignore it providing rules of the road are obeyed ;)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 11, 2011, 02:09:52 PM
Went to Paderborn today to argue about faulty coilpacks under what is meant to be European Warranty.

Followed by a visit to the colnel (sp?) where I managed to get myself a following lmao

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/56bcba0f.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/a80535f9.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/806b2cbe.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on August 11, 2011, 02:55:52 PM
(http://daz.co/media/f103/nickkeane/806b2cbe.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 11, 2011, 03:03:36 PM
 :signLOL: Was trying to convince myself it's not noticeable aswell lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 11, 2011, 07:22:38 PM
Perved over my old brakes fitted to a forum members VAG motor  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 12, 2011, 07:36:56 AM
Car's lookin' good
Dog's awesome
Germany looks a bit like Oregon

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/0031024x547.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 08:44:48 AM

It does a bit, so green over here I love it. Will miss it in Jan when I move  back to England.  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on August 12, 2011, 09:05:40 AM
Mike where are the pics of my your buddies Cupra brakes?  :party: :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 09:16:11 AM
Mike where are the pics of my your buddies Cupra brakes?  :party: :party:

I'll leave the unveiling to him...  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 01:12:52 PM
Ripped my dash to bits;

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/543aa003.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/042b85b4.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/add77dbb.jpg)

And went to local 'tesco' Kaufland (Buy land) for some essentials, warsteiner, bit burger and groceries.
Cautiously parking next to a Seat brother... (I hate supermarket car parks!)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/7d5ca8a7.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/160bccb3.jpg)

Oh and bought this for my brother in law as he has a transporter...

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/dbedbb6f.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on August 12, 2011, 01:20:22 PM
That is some cautious parking ^^^
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 01:23:58 PM
I have had about 7 or 8 parking / trolley dings pulled out my car in the 3 1/2 years ownership.

I give the retards ample space now  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on August 12, 2011, 01:51:09 PM
enjoyed driving it the last few weeks
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/P1040172.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/b5723004-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/P1040166-1.jpg)
took in some awesome mountain roads too  :driver:
reims race circuit  :notworthy:
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/P1040270.jpg)



Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 01:52:42 PM

Stunning!

Austria? Switzerland?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on August 12, 2011, 01:53:56 PM
french alps  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: TonyZed on August 12, 2011, 06:26:10 PM
I got my aircon sorted today.  :happy2:

Very helpfull guy at an aircon specialist, very informative from the word go.

I was worried I might get a huge bill having looked on various threads on here, but all it needed was a pressure switch so the whole bill was £232. The switch was only £60 quid, but to be safe (apparently it is easy to break the pipe if you try to do it in situe) he removed all the gas and refilled afterwards.

Next week he is going to fit a new rh door lock mechanism, so my central locking will work again!! :jumpmove:

TonyZ
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 06:30:08 PM
I got my aircon sorted today.  :happy2:

Very helpfull guy at an aircon specialist, very informative from the word go.

I was worried I might get a huge bill having looked on various threads on here, but all it needed was a pressure switch so the whole bill was £232. The switch was only £60 quid, but to be safe (apparently it is easy to break the pipe if you try to do it in situe) he removed all the gas and refilled afterwards.

Next week he is going to fit a new rh door lock mechanism, so my central locking will work again!! :jumpmove:

TonyZ

Nice one :)

Where was that done?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 12, 2011, 06:55:28 PM
Spotted this too at Kaufland Asda last week on leave, chalkboard bus...

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/Photo0823.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: TonyZed on August 12, 2011, 11:56:41 PM
I got my aircon sorted today.  :happy2:

Very helpfull guy at an aircon specialist, very informative from the word go.

I was worried I might get a huge bill having looked on various threads on here, but all it needed was a pressure switch so the whole bill was £232. The switch was only £60 quid, but to be safe (apparently it is easy to break the pipe if you try to do it in situe) he removed all the gas and refilled afterwards.

Next week he is going to fit a new rh door lock mechanism, so my central locking will work again!! :jumpmove:

TonyZ

Nice one :)

Where was that done?

AutoTechnix in Southampton. Small but perfectly (per)formed. :happy2:
http://www.autotechnix.co.uk/

I'm normally happy with my main dealer, but they were more vague, and double the hourly rate, compared to this guy. He was clear in what he would have to do that was chargeable just to see what was wrong. He could have told me anything of course, but all I can say is that the aircon now works perfectly for a quarter of what I was expecting. Apparently there was sufficient gas in the system, but it didn't know it!

When I asked about the door mechanism he explained exactly how to do it if I wanted to attempt it myself, and showed me an old unit, he fits lots of them. I was going to try but felt that it was worth leaving to an expert. Happy days.  :driver:

TonyZ
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 20, 2011, 09:29:14 AM
While driving on some back country roads, a Mustang GT came up from behind. So I sped through the next curve to test if he was trying to have some fun at my expense. Sure enough he came up on me quickly. I sped up a little bit to make sure the game was on and he came along until I left him behind more and more especially through each curve in the road. A couple of times I let him catch up, but I was pulling away from him fairly quickly each time. He turned off after 4 or 5 good runs. Having 23 psi to 7k rpm is proving to be lots of fun. "Pony car meets Bunny car." LOL
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on August 20, 2011, 11:36:06 AM
we grew some yellow fog lights!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 20, 2011, 01:28:20 PM
On duty at work so took my jet wash in as the Germans cant fine me for washing her on camp  :fighting:

Jet rinsed > Foamed & let it dwell for 5 - 10 mins > Rinsed > Foamed & washed with chemical guys shampoo & mitt > rinsed > dried with Auto perfection plush towel.

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/cfc9f039.jpg)

Dont Know why pie phone makes my car look pink  :fighting:

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/d0edfccd.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/f8caddaf.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/70f17f2f.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/c855b0c3.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/cef6df17.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/999b9152.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/3ef85821.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/3e1a41bc.jpg)

Had to do one side at a time as the sun was sweltering.  Going to give the wheels and glass some more attention on Monday and give it a hoover

  :smiley:  Wish I have some cold beers to relax with now but on call  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 20, 2011, 02:13:59 PM
^^^ looking good  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 20, 2011, 02:16:55 PM

Thanks :)

A few pesky imperfections up close that get under my skin (mainly stone chips)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on August 20, 2011, 03:54:20 PM
I thought yours was a mk2 mike.........  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 20, 2011, 04:02:27 PM
I thought yours was a mk2 mike.........  :P

Same chassis ya git lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on August 20, 2011, 04:06:06 PM
I thought yours was a mk2 mike.........  :P

Same chassis ya git lol

 :signLOL: Just pulling your leg!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 20, 2011, 04:17:27 PM

Thanks :)

A few pesky imperfections up close that get under my skin (mainly stone chips)

Yep love giving mine a clean but hate all the imperfections it reveals  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 21, 2011, 07:11:59 AM
we grew some yellow fog lights!  :grin:
Pics?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on August 21, 2011, 10:50:01 AM
we grew some yellow fog lights!  :grin:
Pics?

here you go
(http://daz.co/media/remfanuk/YN08_AZV_Golf_GTi/DSCN2246.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/remfanuk/YN08_AZV_Golf_GTi/DSCN2247.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/remfanuk/YN08_AZV_Golf_GTi/DSCN2249.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/remfanuk/YN08_AZV_Golf_GTi/DSCN2251.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/remfanuk/YN08_AZV_Golf_GTi/after.jpg)

 :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 21, 2011, 12:18:10 PM

Missing been able to clean and tinker with her today as I left it at work.

Three cars nearby got vandalised last though so I'm relieved it's behind an armed guard!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on August 21, 2011, 03:40:36 PM
lets hope they aim straight, you dont want a loads bullet holes in your ride!!!  thought vandalising cars was a thing of the past these days.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 21, 2011, 03:46:19 PM
lets hope they aim straight, you dont want a loads bullet holes in your ride!!!  thought vandalising cars was a thing of the past these days.

You'd think so.  Was on the wife's Facebook on a local community group.  'several break ins'. Don't know if the nice weather has fueled a weekend of BBQ & beer and some imbosiles had more than they can handle & think it's big & clever to damage / steel other people's property.  Dunno, dicks.

Car is tucked away safely out of line of sight of the guard too lol.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on August 21, 2011, 04:28:40 PM
Given mine a bit of a scrub, put on some powerlock. Still debating about it - it's the first time I've use a liquid LSP.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GLIDN on August 22, 2011, 04:49:08 AM
Well I started around 1pm on saturday afternoon. around 2:30pm this is what the car looked like inside.
(http://daz.co/media/rxi_rola/Installs/IMG_0664.jpg)

Around 10pm that night this is where the car was at.
(http://daz.co/media/rxi_rola/Installs/IMG_0668.jpg)

It does not look all that different. However all the wiring was done and the car could almost be re-assembled.

Well around 11:30pm I could finally turn the system on and tune it.
However I ran into some complications. Worked right thru the night. Put the whole car back together again. Still had a  minor issue. But washed the car and headed down to a local VW show in Auckland, New Zealand. Managed to find out it ended up a problem on one of the cables. So will have to pull it all apart to run two new wires.

But the best thing is once completed you will not see a single thing.

Still have my Fibreglass sub enclosre to complete. Oh and install the front speakers too.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 22, 2011, 08:20:15 AM
here you go

I like them of course...

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/002.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 22, 2011, 08:40:55 AM

Contemplating removing front bumper to put my original RHD Xenons back in.  No shelter and it's pretty cloudy though :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Conrad The Jellyfish on August 22, 2011, 01:23:49 PM
Smashed my subframe for 1.5miles down a badly cambered B-Road!  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on August 22, 2011, 01:36:04 PM
Done absolutely nothing to mine today ......
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on August 22, 2011, 05:49:12 PM
here you go

I like them of course...

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/002.jpg)

 :happy2: :happy2:  have you got yellow bulbs?  am thinking the laminx is good, but i really want it to work well in the fog, so might get some yellow bulbs.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bodger00 on August 22, 2011, 06:27:50 PM
Put on and took off eight wheels (tried on my winter wheels). Knackered.........

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on August 22, 2011, 06:49:08 PM
Put on and took off eight wheels (tried on my winter wheels). Knackered.........



Cheaper than gym membership I guess  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 23, 2011, 11:05:40 AM
:happy2: :happy2:  have you got yellow bulbs?  am thinking the laminx is good, but i really want it to work well in the fog, so might get some yellow bulbs.

Yes, I have yellow bulbs behind the Lamin-x for that exact reason. The Lamin-x looks pretty good, but doesn't perform very well alone in the fog.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bodger00 on August 23, 2011, 03:49:54 PM
Put on and took off eight wheels (tried on my winter wheels). Knackered.........



Cheaper than gym membership I guess  :signLOL:

 :signLOL: :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Resonance on August 23, 2011, 04:19:25 PM
Booked my ED30 into JKM to get the R32 Front brakes and WALK kit fitted.....  :laugh:

Also bought a pair of these....

(http://www.camskill.co.uk/smsimg/758/12423-12663-main--758.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Poppa Dom on August 23, 2011, 05:45:38 PM
RS4 valve fitted today  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 24, 2011, 11:17:40 PM
Went to Cambridge yesterday with my wife and 6 week old son - got 34.5 mpg which aint bad as the first 7 miles was all stop start on London roads  :jumpmove:

Got water pump replaced today and then returned home early evening. not quite as good mpg on the way back but just as enjoyable a drive - love this motor  :love:  :party:  :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: baldwined30 on August 24, 2011, 11:25:15 PM
RS4 valve fitted today  :happy2:
How do you find it? Where did you get it fitted?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: danishmkvgti on August 25, 2011, 01:00:03 PM
Wuuuhuuuuu, finally bit the bullet and bought a new flappermotor, so after 6 month of defective flappermotor, 2 of them  :fighting: i have zero errors in the engine box.  :pomppomp:
Also had to change the throttlebody as it had gone bad after 6 month  :fighting:  :sad1:
But Houston, we have take off  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 27, 2011, 08:48:02 AM
I adjusted the w/g actuator to turn the boost down from 27 psi to 24 psi. And plasti-dip sprayed the lids  :ashamed: !
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Poppa Dom on August 27, 2011, 09:04:28 AM
RS4 valve fitted today  :happy2:
How do you find it? Where did you get it fitted?
Well, from logging with VCDS I sustain 134 bar on the high pressure rail at all times now, was fitted by Paul at the Phirm - top job  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Baldy on August 27, 2011, 08:31:38 PM
got a stage 1 Revo  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Resonance on August 27, 2011, 08:46:12 PM
got a stage 1 Revo  :laugh:

Do you know what BHP you running at now? And how does the car feel now  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Resonance on August 27, 2011, 08:52:07 PM
Painted my R32 Calipers ready for getting them fitted next week....

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1397.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1406.jpg)

Got the Mrs helping me out!  :grin:

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1412.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1419.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 27, 2011, 08:56:07 PM

Good work  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Resonance on August 27, 2011, 08:58:08 PM

Good work  :happy2:

Thanks  :happy2:

Still got one more coat to put on them tomorrow, photo's makes the finish look better than it is  :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 27, 2011, 08:58:56 PM

More satisfying doing bits yourself  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: baldwined30 on August 28, 2011, 01:05:52 PM
Painted my R32 Calipers ready for getting them fitted next week....

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1397.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1406.jpg)

Got the Mrs helping me out!  :grin:

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1412.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1419.jpg)
These are quite easy to come apart and paint! they need to be taken to to bits anyway to be fitted! ALthough you have made a nice job! I had to paint mine, lucky they were from a cupra so 3/4 of the way there!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on August 28, 2011, 01:22:33 PM
Spent two hours cleaning the wheels and sealing them up. If I'd woken up earlier, I'd have cleaned and sealed up the boot/door shuts too.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on August 28, 2011, 02:00:07 PM
Nothing.... mine is getting a rest after a 800mile week.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on August 28, 2011, 02:01:19 PM
finished cleaning the car with wax...just got the inside to do now.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bodger00 on August 28, 2011, 09:58:12 PM
@Resonance

Is it me or has she fallen asleep on the job?

(http://daz.co/media/R3sonance/R32_Brakes/IMG_1412.jpg)

 :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on August 29, 2011, 09:10:07 AM
Planning on spraying the interior trim strips and sterring wheels inserts reflex silver to match the car  :grin: hopfully it all works out lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 29, 2011, 09:15:29 AM

Drove it home from work after not driving it for a week.

Even on the stock map was such a pleasure to drive.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 29, 2011, 01:35:44 PM

Drove to bielefeld for a pizza hut

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/d4462a2d.jpg)

Nyom
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 29, 2011, 01:40:34 PM

Eyes were bigger than my belly so they boxed it up for me lol

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/75206403.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 29, 2011, 01:43:01 PM

So we have room for a hot fresh soft cookie dough mmm

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/7b7b07cb.jpg)

Lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on August 29, 2011, 04:40:52 PM
No BFT coming soon I hope? ( Do they still exist? maybe H&S has banned them)
Regards,
John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 29, 2011, 06:50:12 PM
No BFT coming soon I hope? ( Do they still exist? maybe H&S has banned them)
Regards,
John

BFT??? sounds like mucho calories if H & S banned it lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: big al on August 29, 2011, 10:03:50 PM
That set of pics caused me to have to order a takeaway pizza for tea Mike!!!  :party: thankyou! :drinking:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 29, 2011, 11:06:31 PM
Cleaned the wheels with Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner. Used my wheel brush - neighbours must have thought i'd not only flipped but gone over the top as well because not only was i out for the umpteenth time in the past month cleaning my car (who cleans their own car?) but i was now using a bog brush to clean the wheels of all things...  :grin: I can highly recommend the Bilberry cleaner, i thought i'd need to bust out the AS Tardis but the Bilberry dealt with every little nasty on the alloys  :pomppomp: (which the Auto Glym stuff i'd used the previous couple of times, simply couldn't handle)

Whilst they were drying off i washed all the exterior plastic trim with the Poorboys plastic polish stuff - not bad at all. I got bored as hell cleaning the front grill though. All those honeycombs.... had to pretend i was playing blockbusters in order to keep the interest going  :grin:

I then sealed the wheels with the Poorboys wheel sealant - very good stuff, wheels have come up a beaut using this stuff, just a shame i only had time for one coat as I then went out with the Mrs and my son to Chiswick House.

Will wash the car tomorrow and hopefully find the time to finally get around to claying, polishing, glazing and then waxing it - fingers crossed  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on August 29, 2011, 11:41:39 PM
I just used a microfibre to dry them. Saves waiting around. I find soaking a corner of a microfibre makes it easier to apply to the wheel.

For the front grilles, I have a mini EZ detail brush which I poke through the wholes. Drying with a MF is a pain. I apply trim dressing to the grille with a raceglaze/engy style rush and again buff with a MF.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 29, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
Cheers for the tips Stealth  :happy2: I think from now on whenever i rinse anything off i'm going to dry it myself rather than leave it to dry as the water here in London has too much calcium carbonate in it so small deposits of lime are inevitable from natural drying which you then have to clean off again  :fighting:

I did the grill with a MF but to be honest i'm not sure using a brush would have made it any more exciting for me! I'm just glad i persevered  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Black9 on August 30, 2011, 12:06:31 AM
Tried my new meguiars cleaning products out today (smell so good) on the body and wheels. Applied meguiars wax too along with tyre gel. Cleaned the interior and interior/exterior plastics and got my 4 wheel alignment done too. :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on August 30, 2011, 08:11:34 AM
Pizza and Beers! :party: :drinking: Ummm!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 30, 2011, 09:36:42 PM

Had some retard drive into my car while I was in the supermarket . . .

I am fuming.

I think my self to take alot more care and pride in my car than Joe bloggs / average Joe
Yet for the second time whilst my car has been parked up someone has driven into it!

Germans and Carparks, I dont know where to start  :fighting:

Was doing a bit of shopping with the missus, return to the car to a local woman telling me something about my car.
The way that they are here, I natrually assumed she was trying to blame me for something.
Untill she walked around the front of my car and pointed....

Was parked on an end bay so only 1 side could be subject to trolley & door opening retards.  Was well within the bay she just wasnt watching what she was doing!   :fighting: :fighting:

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/01307c5f.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/5eaf0cd3.jpg)

iPhone pics dont really show all the scratches to be honest  :ashamed:

Taking it to Seat in the morning for a quote for repair, if I can get time off work  :sick:

Ripped the splitter out of the bottom of the bumper and head light wobbling.

Her insurance company said I can have a hire car or REVO money compensation

Im not leaving my car in a supermarket carpark again!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Creatz on August 30, 2011, 10:17:38 PM
i learnt the hard way at sainsburys....... never again
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on August 31, 2011, 06:33:44 PM
we did nothing today as my wife had the enjoyment of having the GTi  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on August 31, 2011, 07:07:46 PM
Gave the car a good clean as it was filthy from a weekend camping. Also added a small modification...can anyone spot it?

(http://daz.co/media/ad283/chrisyweston88/0a05c6b9.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 31, 2011, 07:09:45 PM

Number plate surround?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on August 31, 2011, 07:10:50 PM

Took mine to Dealer for an estimate of repairs after some bint drove into it while it was parked up
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: 81lly on August 31, 2011, 07:14:16 PM
Gave the car a good clean as it was filthy from a weekend camping. Also added a small modification...can anyone spot it?

(http://daz.co/media/ad283/chrisyweston88/0a05c6b9.jpg)

DSG badge?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on August 31, 2011, 08:15:14 PM
^^^^ x2.. i have one too :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: maxload on August 31, 2011, 08:24:58 PM


Im not leaving my car in a supermarket carpark again!


Looking at those pics I don't blame ya. I'm really paranoid where I park now. I'll allways go park in the far corner hopefully well away from idiots.

Anyway good luck with getting it sorted  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on August 31, 2011, 10:33:34 PM
Day 3 of detailing her, day 4 looms tomorrow, then i'm done  :jumpmove:. Before i start on the interior  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on September 01, 2011, 08:01:33 AM
Yep DSG badge  :happy2: Took about 10 attempts before I was happy with it :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on September 01, 2011, 02:42:32 PM
Just gave it a clean today. Hoovered, foamed x 2, washed, dried, autoglym polish and dodo juice wax! Il post some pics up later, quite happy with it but not sure about the wax, its a nightmare to work with!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JJ on September 01, 2011, 08:01:27 PM
My Mk5 and I went for a ride to the dealers today.  The car had a pretty good time - passed it's MoT with flying colours, had a lovely service and some shiney new front discs and pads fitted.  This month I will mostly be eating beans out of the tin!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 01, 2011, 08:04:15 PM
My Mk5 and I went for a ride to the dealers today.  The car had a pretty good time - passed it's MoT with flying colours, had a lovely service and some shiney new front discs and pads fitted.  This month I will mostly be eating beans out of the tin!

Glad it's not just me then  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on September 01, 2011, 08:05:55 PM
Heinz have a 6 pack special at Tesco, incase you run short of Bean "Surprise" combinations :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JJ on September 01, 2011, 08:12:50 PM
Deffo not Mike.  It's due a replacement cambelt too but I couldn't rush to all of it in one go.  If I had, the rather attractive deal Steve has just highlighted would be off the cards too!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 01, 2011, 08:22:03 PM
Deffo not Mike.  It's due a replacement cambelt too but I couldn't rush to all of it in one go.  If I had, the rather attractive deal Steve has just highlighted would be off the cards too!  :grin:

Haha. Don't forget noodles.

Car;s had a few treats this month too
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Resonance on September 01, 2011, 10:34:38 PM
Thought I might try out some stickers for the car  :grin:

(http://daz.co/media/qq297/R3sonance/IMG_1463.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on September 02, 2011, 12:33:37 AM
Day 4 of detailing the car. Started this morning at 9.30 finally finished by noon. It's been an epic stint, all done by hand and i've been blessed with the perfect detailing weather for the past 3 days - overcast but no rain whatsoever - because i had no garage to put her in if the worst had come to the worst.

Anyhow i'm very pleased with the results  :jumpmove:, i'll post more pics in the detailing section tomorrow for anyone who is interested:

Yesterday after Megs 62 wash, clay, AG polish & AG EGP gloss:
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4930/rszp1020435.jpg)

Today after Megs Final Inspection & Dodo Juice Light Fantastic Wax
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4084/rszp1020450.jpg)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/431/rszp1020453.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on September 02, 2011, 07:32:59 PM
looking good that Frenzy...you use same products as me up to EGP.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on September 02, 2011, 11:00:29 PM
Cheers Nigel, i have to say after the amount of hours i put into it i'd be gutted if it had looked no better than before  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 03, 2011, 03:17:01 AM
Made a 0 to 120 video on the track today;
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/th_NextMKVGTI0-120mphvid001.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/?action=view&current=NextMKVGTI0-120mphvid001.mp4)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on September 03, 2011, 08:47:53 AM
Cheers Nigel, i have to say after the amount of hours i put into it i'd be gutted if it had looked no better than before  :grin:

i had a marathon last weekend doing mine.  and reflex silver in the sun with all that metalflake is just the best colour!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 03, 2011, 08:59:41 AM

Bought some injector cleaner and having a compression test, exciting times!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 03, 2011, 10:09:43 AM

Bought some injector cleaner and having a compression test, exciting times!

Do you know of anyone that has had to do the valves yet on their 2.0t fsi?

What's your miles?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 03, 2011, 10:19:53 AM

Bought some injector cleaner and having a compression test, exciting times!

Do you know of anyone that has had to do the valves yet on their 2.0t fsi?

What's your miles?

59k, not sure the state of my valves, longer term I'll probably upgrade the valve train anyhow. I've only read of it. Jon tfsi has cleaned his valves.

What spark plug gap do you recommend for stage 2+ I seem to remember you mentioning it.  I'm trying to cure a misfire on cyl 3
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 05, 2011, 11:07:39 AM

59k, not sure the state of my valves, longer term I'll probably upgrade the valve train anyhow. I've only read of it. Jon tfsi has cleaned his valves.

What spark plug gap do you recommend for stage 2+ I seem to remember you mentioning it.  I'm trying to cure a misfire on cyl 3

I run NGK laser platinum's set at .025". They come pre-set to .032". I'd probably set them at .028" for a 2+ set-up.
Just stay away from the electrode while adjusting them.

That misfire isn't due to a bad coil?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 05, 2011, 11:13:30 AM
I'll try swapping 1 & 3 or 2 & 3 but theyre new Coilpacks mate  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 05, 2011, 07:32:19 PM
I'll try swapping 1 & 3 or 2 & 3 but theyre new Coilpacks mate  :sad1:

If that doesn't do it then I couldn't imagine what it would be. With a misfire showing up on data logs it would have to be due to something electrical.

Unless, there is a slight chance, there is some build up on the intake valves that is preventing combustion pressure due to a slightly open valve. But I don't know for sure if the data logs would show this in this case.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 05, 2011, 07:36:04 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any proper logging it was just counting on basic measuring.

@ 59k good chance of the carbon on intake valves, I mentioned it to mechanic at Vw today and he looked at me blankly as if to dismiss it withou even giving it thought as if I hasn't a clue what I'm on about :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 06, 2011, 07:31:52 AM
I too am learning that most Mech's are the ones who don't have a clue about what goes on with our FSI's in the real world. Mine thought that the cam followers will not wear once you have changed the intake cam to the version 'B'. He thought, possibly because VW told him, that the version 'A' cam is what causes everything to go wrong with that. :stupid:

Today I put my MKV to sleep (KILL MODE) for two weeks while I'm away in Italy.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: calculon on September 06, 2011, 09:44:45 PM
Changed the timing belt today. What a bitch is that one part belt cover ... Anyways, new timing belt, new filters, new oil, new spark plugs :-)

Didn't have the time to replace the cam follower. Anyone got a pointer to the correct procedure to remove it? I don't have a pressure valve since I have a very early revision of the axx engine. How do I get rid of the pressure? Pull the fuse and start the engine until it runs out of petrol?

Also noticed I have a B revision diverter valve. Ordered a D revision, just to be sure.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 06, 2011, 09:51:13 PM
Changed the timing belt today. What a bitch is that one part belt cover ... Anyways, new timing belt, new filters, new oil, new spark plugs :-)

Didn't have the time to replace the cam follower. Anyone got a pointer to the correct procedure to remove it? I don't have a pressure valve since I have a very early revision of the axx engine. How do I get rid of the pressure? Pull the fuse and start the engine until it runs out of petrol?

Also noticed I have a B revision diverter valve. Ordered a D revision, just to be sure.

There's a spot on guide on doing cam follower on here, quick search will bring it up  :happy2:

How much is the revision D?  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 06, 2011, 10:11:20 PM
www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8339.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8339.0.html)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on September 06, 2011, 10:11:50 PM
It's near £50  from memory at vw in the uk
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: 81lly on September 06, 2011, 10:34:33 PM
Went up to Arndale Shopping Centre in this terrible weather!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mb on September 07, 2011, 06:05:33 PM
Wet sanded the stone chips on my bonnet and wings!  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 07, 2011, 06:06:29 PM
Wet sanded the stone chips on my bonnet and wings!  :scared:

Brave.  Pics?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mb on September 07, 2011, 06:11:02 PM
Wet sanded the stone chips on my bonnet and wings!  :scared:

Brave.  Pics?

Couple in the Detailing Section
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 07, 2011, 06:12:15 PM

Just came across it lol

My bonnet is hammered, excuse for 'needing' a carbon bonnet.  :innocent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: calculon on September 08, 2011, 06:50:04 PM
www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8339.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8339.0.html)

Thanks for the link, that's a pointer in the good direction. Seems I got lucky again, a hpfp with 2 steel tubes and no pressure release valve. Seems the method to do it, is remove the electrical plugs, start the engine and leave it running for about 10 seconds. The pressure should lower to about 6 bar. VW then advises to 'quickly' get the thingie apart, since the pressure rises because of temperature. Something for next weekend perhaps. As for the price, no idea yet.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 08, 2011, 06:53:16 PM

Picked up the Cupra after new front bumper and some gloss black paint  :smiley:

Had an alignment check;

Picked the car up this evening  :innocent:

They have done alignment.  Feels as though its wandering to the right a little though...

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/alignment_0001.jpg)

Had the oil seal fixed FOC  :smiley:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jungle_Faced_Jake on September 08, 2011, 07:03:53 PM
Got Revo'd  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on September 08, 2011, 07:58:12 PM
Got Revo'd  :grin:

and how good is it?!  keep saying i wont do anything with the power, but i only keep hearing good things about revo.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on September 08, 2011, 08:04:17 PM

Got Revo'd  :grin:


....Much more fun than getting bladdered  :grin:

I took my daughter and a friend to the station to catch a train to Brighton to see Toots And The Maytals tonight and then I dropped in to see my VW dealer and then came home the long way along the coast B-road and had some fun. I still love my car to bits after 6 years and 94k miles  :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jungle_Faced_Jake on September 08, 2011, 09:19:54 PM
Got Revo'd  :grin:

and how good is it?!  keep saying i wont do anything with the power, but i only keep hearing good things about revo.

Oh man it's a blast. Just been out for a spin as it was rush hour when I picked her up earlier so only got the chance to give it a quick tickle. But now I've had a good go and what can I say I'm blown away by the difference. Acceleration is awesome  :evilgrin:


Got Revo'd  :grin:


....Much more fun than getting bladdered  :grin:

I took my daughter and a friend to the station to catch a train to Brighton to see Toots And The Maytals tonight and then I dropped in to see my VW dealer and then came home the long way along the coast B-road and had some fun. I still love my car to bits after 6 years and 94k miles  :notworthy:

I photographed Toots & The Maytals a couple of years ago at a small venue in London. Even got one of the pictures in Rolling Stone, whoop  :laugh: They were great actually. Your daughter should have a good night. A lot of the older artists can still do the business and make the young guns look like pretenders.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 10, 2011, 08:26:30 AM

Dared to go back to the car park where dumb driver drove into my parked car last week  :scared:

For a change returned to the car to find no one had parked next to me  :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/a70fe388.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: OLLIE_JETTA_MK5 on September 10, 2011, 08:40:59 AM
Mine got a brand new bonnet , bumper , wings and a respray :) happy days
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on September 10, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
Topped up the detail i did just over a week ago - rinsed, washed, rinsed, dried, quick detail, then waxed, including another coat of sealant on the wheels  :jumping:

Damn weather wasn't meant to rain and i'd got as far as waxing and buffing all panels bar the drivers side doors, but had prepped them for wax with quick detail and also had 2 wheels to buff the sealant off when the heavens opened with a heavy shower  :fighting:

Arghhh  :scared: Buffed off the wheels in the rain and by the time i'd done them the show had just about ended so i then rinsed her down again all over, dried her and then had to quick detail the drivers side doors all over again then wax and finally buff off.

Told my wife i'd be about 2 - 2.5 hours more like 3. Then this evening i went out and quick detailed and topped up the wax on the roof and bonnet, so that was another 45 mins  :grin: I think i may be obsessed, maybe even heavily addicted to cleaning the car  :laugh:

Looks luverly now  :drool:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 10, 2011, 09:35:08 PM

Went to try Autobrite snow foam that turned up last week.  Couldnt get it to foam / cling, was a bit rushed as Im not actually allowed to use shampoo / cleaning products on the street, can get fined so was a bit flustered quickly setting foam lance / foam dialution...  will try again at work off the road next week...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on September 11, 2011, 10:51:25 AM

Dared to go back to the car park where dumb driver drove into my parked car last week  :scared:

For a change returned to the car to find no one had parked next to me  :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/a70fe388.jpg)

Mike,
beware of trees though, they're just as thoughtless as humans. I once returned to my MGB (long time ago) to find dimples on the aluminium bonnet from acorns falling.
I've avoided trees as much as humans ever since.
 :happy2:
Regards,
John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 11, 2011, 10:57:38 AM

Normally avoid trees due to the usual bird poo, and sap and residue in the rain.

I was concentrating on been as far in all directions from anyone at the time lol  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on September 14, 2011, 05:12:00 PM
little Mod i done today...
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/6146967299/
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 14, 2011, 05:17:11 PM
little Mod i done today...
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/6146967299/
:congrats: :congrats:

Possible on my Leon?  :innocent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: QD MBE on September 14, 2011, 06:28:05 PM
little Mod i done today...
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/6146967299/

Steve, Keep an eye on the boot hinges/boot alignment.  Mr P did that to his, and the extra pressure in the lifters started to distort the alignment IIRC.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 15, 2011, 06:28:07 PM
little Mod i done today...
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/6146967299/
:congrats: :congrats:

Possible on my Leon?  :innocent:


Anyone?  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on September 17, 2011, 10:51:24 AM
Had my right rear brake light bulb go yesterday  :ashamed: so was up early today and changed both this morning as the left was looking a bit scorched too, such a pet hate driving behind cars with brake lights or indicators out  :fighting:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on September 17, 2011, 11:07:42 AM
Was it just a halfrauds jobbie to replace the lights?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on September 17, 2011, 11:22:19 AM
My MK5 and I will be fitting inserts and footplate to a Jetta...I'll be holding the spanners. :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bodiddley on September 17, 2011, 11:37:45 AM
Me and my MK4 will be haggling with a dealer over prices for a MK5....

The usual bollox  i.e  Gap insurance, Interior protecting kit, Alloy wheel refurb protection, Tyre protection....

And I can bet we will be £1K off my price....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 17, 2011, 12:06:02 PM
Hoovered did some glass cleaning & back to blacking and driving to Hannover for some shopping   :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: snapey on September 17, 2011, 12:46:27 PM
Just sold mine today, bring on the R  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on September 17, 2011, 01:54:36 PM
Was it just a halfrauds jobbie to replace the lights?

Since it was only the brake light which went, that are the same bulb as the indicators, just a 12v 24W, and didn't fancy the traffic to get to halfrauds i stopped in at Esso and picked up a few packs. Westfield has opened up near me so its a total nightmare at the moment  :fighting:

Whipped out the right rear and replaced the blown bulb in the forecourt then checked and changed the left too just in case  :signLOL:

99p a pack  :drinking:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: neil86 on September 17, 2011, 06:18:38 PM
Finally managed to remove my damn rear wiper cleaned and plugged it much better.

Painted boot handle then re badged it very happy with the look.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on September 17, 2011, 06:59:15 PM
Finally managed to remove my damn rear wiper cleaned and plugged it much better.

Painted boot handle then re badged it very happy with the look.

Any pics? The weather has been crappy all day so not been able to wash it, its looking very sorry for itself
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on September 17, 2011, 07:31:52 PM
Painted boot handle then re badged it very happy with the look.

a +1 for pics...i am hoping to do mine next weekend after a successful dummy run today.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 17, 2011, 09:30:04 PM

Took a jaunt down the Autobahn to Hannover with the Missus

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/7d0fbc8a.jpg)

Saw a couple off nice TTs on the motorway and again in the multistorey...

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/d27ba8e1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/c6841c0d.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/4f1f4b92.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on September 17, 2011, 09:54:22 PM
First TTRS cab I've seen..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 17, 2011, 09:56:20 PM

Sounded  :evilgrin:

I was at 100mph on cruise and it 'cruised' past  me  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on September 17, 2011, 10:22:22 PM
That TTRS looks hot!  :laugh:

Gave mine a quick detail with the Megs as it was a bit dirty from the 'storm' weather last week  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phathead on September 18, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
I spent the time washing, polishing, waxing, etc.....looked beautiful for approx an hour and then the clouds appeared and the heavens open....only saving grace was the beading off the paintwork looked brilliant!!

Just one thing spoiling the look ATM, the white worm on my monzas, I definitely need to do so in about my wheels.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: maxload on September 18, 2011, 10:56:03 AM
I took the MK5 (and the wife) for a drive up the M3  to wembley arena last night to watch Lee Evans live. Great show , if your a fan you must see it lol. The other highlight was cruising back down an almost empty M3 at 1:00 in the morning....Now let's see how fast she'll go...... :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 10:59:04 AM
I took the MK5 (and the wife) for a drive up the M3  to wembley arena last night to watch Lee Evans live. Great show , if your a fan you must see it lol. The other highlight was cruising back down an almost empty M3 at 1:00 in the morning....Now let's see how fast she'll go...... :driver:

Good at getting to 70 aren't they  :evilgrin:
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Post by: Johnny_tro on September 18, 2011, 12:24:34 PM
What am I and the Golf doing today.......same as yesterday. Fault fixing  :grin:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 12:26:22 PM

Folded my mirrors in with the remote  :smiley:
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Post by: Nodz on September 18, 2011, 12:44:13 PM

Folded my mirrors in with the remote  :smiley:
:signLOL:
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Post by: Johnny_tro on September 18, 2011, 12:55:05 PM
Hilarioooooous......can't stop laughing

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-hilarious-ugly-people25.jpg?w=500)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 01:01:17 PM

Least you'll have a warm arse in the winter, I have to wear to sets of pants  :sad1:
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Post by: jaffa on September 18, 2011, 02:53:46 PM
swapped my white wormed monza 2's for my bbs co on my freshly lowered car  :grin:

(http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/jaffa_2010/ab059eef.jpg)
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Post by: Saint Steve on September 18, 2011, 02:58:33 PM
swapped my white wormed monza 2's for my bbs co on my freshly lowered car  :grin:

(http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/jaffa_2010/ab059eef.jpg)
That green is sooo last year  :signLOL:

Like it :happy2:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 03:02:00 PM

Looks ace  :happy2:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 03:25:39 PM

Took winston Walkies to Berlebeck hills 2 mins from our house  :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/af101ffc.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/5779c60e.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/e038fbd2.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Family_Pics/6d9edc29.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Family_Pics/366d73a2.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Family_Pics/4f028c5a.jpg)

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Post by: Saint Steve on September 18, 2011, 03:28:22 PM
Your car is called Winston?  :signLOL:  :notworthy:

Whats the pooch called?  :chicken:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 03:40:42 PM

 :grin: :signLOL: :grin:

Errm Tfsi_Pooch
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 03:45:12 PM

Super quick, subtle Mini mod to save my sanity.....

Always plug in passenger seat belt if no one is in the car cause it knocks and bangs while im driving.

I put a strip of the soft half of velcro on the buckle.....

....then realised why not just use the other half and can stick it to the pillar when not in use :)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/70e60b4c.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/47762f20.jpg)
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Post by: jaffa on September 18, 2011, 03:51:12 PM

That green is sooo last year  :signLOL:

Like it :happy2:

haha thanks but there off my old golf from last year so your rite  :P
going to be using them for winter as my brother wants to use the monza's for winter since there already full of white worm
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Post by: Johnny_tro on September 18, 2011, 04:10:24 PM
 :rolleye: did you take this WITH the mirrors in for a reason  :signLOL:

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/af101ffc.jpg)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 04:13:54 PM

Habbit, sorry  :ashamed: :innocent:
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Post by: RedRobin on September 18, 2011, 04:33:20 PM

Super quick, subtle Mini mod to save my sanity.....

Always plug in passenger seat belt if no one is in the car cause it knocks and bangs while im driving.

I put a strip of the soft half of velcro on the buckle.....

....then realised why not just use the other half and can stick it to the pillar when not in use :)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/47762f20.jpg)

....Brilliant! I get irritated by the belt banging around too  :drinking: I've already got some velcro with sticky backing I can use.

You should post this in the How-to's section.
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 04:39:23 PM

....Brilliant! I get irritated by the belt banging around too  :drinking: I've already got some velcro with sticky backing I can use.

You should post this in the How-to's section.

Good Idea, just copied & pasted it over  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RSam84 on September 18, 2011, 05:14:02 PM
Just gave the car a quick wash and hoover...... Now its raining!  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 18, 2011, 05:15:13 PM
Just gave the car a quick wash and hoover...... Now its raining!  :fighting:

Sods Law  :fighting:   :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on September 18, 2011, 05:16:55 PM
yeah but you get to see all that lovely beading if you got to that stage.
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Post by: sf1506 on September 18, 2011, 07:27:40 PM
Been down to players show, some very nice cars and great people a must do  :happy2:
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Post by: JoeDarKa on September 18, 2011, 08:15:42 PM
yeah but you get to see all that lovely beading if you got to that stage.

Didnt have time to polish and wax. Its still looking good from the dodo juice hard wax i used a few weeks ago. I love the poorboys wheel sealant, few more coats and il be ready for winter!
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Post by: rich83 on September 19, 2011, 06:14:08 PM
Went to Revo to get stage 1 reflashed and DSG software loaded.  :happy2:

Also picked up some parts for an oil change (oil from VW is really good VFM)
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Post by: Scousus maximus on September 21, 2011, 03:34:32 PM
Took a drive over to Richmond to Andy's (Maxitrol) place to get 4 new Hankooks fitted. A bit of a drive but worth it to get it done by somebody who cares about our cars.The drive back home was much quieter and dead smoooooth,,,,, :happy2:
Thanks Andy.

Regards,

John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on September 21, 2011, 04:05:19 PM
If only he was omnipresent.... He's a good lad Andy.


.:Tapatalk:.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on September 21, 2011, 04:14:29 PM
I'm quite lucky, Andy and Darren are omnearenough for me. :laugh:

Regards,

John
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Post by: jaffa on September 21, 2011, 05:05:18 PM
Tried on my brothers wheels and put my spare monza 2's on his gti for winter.

(http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/jaffa_2010/249e96c0.jpg)
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Post by: golf nutter on September 21, 2011, 05:26:37 PM
oooh...they're nice...what are they?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MattPoss on September 21, 2011, 05:56:46 PM
Look like Audi S Lines :happy2:

Matt
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Post by: jaffa on September 21, 2011, 06:06:35 PM
yes they are audi s line reps 19x8.5 et48 with 235/35/19.

lovely looking wheels just a shame they have a bit of white worm starting on the polished lip and the tyres are too big and rubbing slightly
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phathead on September 23, 2011, 09:39:39 PM
I had the rear back three windows tinted to look factory. Looks wicked. So glad I decided to eventually get it done.  Sets off the black paint with the metallic pop.

Next mod....who knows....I've starting to save for the next three or four!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Johnny_tro on September 23, 2011, 09:41:46 PM
any pics chap? how dark did you go?
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Post by: Phathead on September 23, 2011, 09:47:59 PM
Once ive finished detailing it in the morning I'll get some photos up....it's in the garage covered in autoglym high gloss finish over night....quick wipe off in the morning and then SHINEY!!! =)

Went factory tint....not too dark...just enough for it to be obvious. Medium in the grand scheme.
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Post by: SteveP on September 23, 2011, 09:55:54 PM
Took the Mk5 to Revo HQ for some tweaks to the map/settings, to say it's made a difference is an understatement   :notworthy: :driver: :driver:
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Post by: Phathead on September 23, 2011, 09:57:07 PM
Nice!!! V jealous!!
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Post by: Johnny_tro on September 23, 2011, 09:57:28 PM
ok, looked into this most as you (well by me) what sort % am I looking for.....so would you say you got a 30% tint?
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Post by: Phathead on September 24, 2011, 12:35:14 PM
Not sure what percentage tint I'e got. The tint company gave me the choice of light / medium / dark. I went for the medium and got the desired effect.....washed, polishedm, waxed.....an now.....

(http://daz.co/media/t304/ADB1982/Picture627.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t304/ADB1982/Picture626.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/t304/ADB1982/Picture627.jpg)
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Post by: ROH ECHT on September 25, 2011, 10:45:10 AM
Possible on my Leon?  :innocent:
Anyone?  :drinking:

Not sure, check with these guys if you haven't found out yet if this is possible or not. I'd imagine so as long as the connections for the lifts, and the threads for the posts are alike. http://www.ecstuning.com/ES1895197/?utm_source=Youtube


Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 25, 2011, 11:08:37 AM
Got back from Italy a couple of days ago. Took it out of kill mode and drove it :laugh:. It really sucked driving a diesel Fiat :sick: for most of the two weeks.

Question for anyone - Have you driven in Roma and are alive today to tell about it?
I didn't drive while in Rome for 4 days of the 2 weeks. Thought we were going to die every time we climbed into a Taxi though.

Also, I spotted a new VW Golf Cabriolet at a Rome dealership. Was kinda HOT looking because the one I seen looked lowered. Definitely better than the EOS!
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Post by: JoeDarKa on September 25, 2011, 05:49:42 PM
Gave the car another wash and sealed my wheels ready for winter! My hands are now messed up and scratched to death!
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Post by: Gti_Mad on September 25, 2011, 05:52:41 PM
mine had its weekly bath today  :signLOL:
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Post by: craig_t on September 25, 2011, 05:53:25 PM
Cleaned my engine bay up a little today.

(http://daz.co/media/ab116/craig_thomas/00b3a45d.jpg)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 27, 2011, 10:19:23 AM

Had the filter that was lost in the post for 3weeks fitted this morning :)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/602333bb.jpg)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 27, 2011, 01:23:12 PM

Went for a tank of Bp ultimate 102...

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/9796c787.jpg)

Gave her a rinse...

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/b3b47520.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/53c865ad.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/c3e11eaa.jpg)


Went for a new fuel filter....

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/602333bb.jpg)

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Post by: baldwined30 on September 27, 2011, 06:16:31 PM
Two new fronts, about t change the oil, oil filter and housing- its cracked! didn't realise its 47 quid for 4 litres!!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: boxxer1973 on September 27, 2011, 06:36:42 PM
ripped my hands to pieces fitting a new gateway
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Post by: TonyZed on September 27, 2011, 10:10:43 PM
ripped my hands to pieces fitting a new gateway

Been there, done that........  :wink:

TonyZ
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 29, 2011, 01:48:39 PM
 Ran wire from inside rear view mirror to fuse box and from top of windscreen to fuse box to hard wire sat nav and to put 2 red LEDs in rear view mirror to give ambient red glow around gear stick...

Rear view mirror is a push / tolerance fit and is a an absolute mother to get back on!!!
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Post by: AwesomeHassan on September 29, 2011, 01:55:00 PM
Revo stage 2 upgrade  :smiley:
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Post by: paul896 on September 29, 2011, 02:27:52 PM
nothing..... all week!

in the garage so hopefully should be collecting it tomorrow :D
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 29, 2011, 02:41:15 PM
 Went to Kaufland for some shopping and thought I'd use my seat trolley coin

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/feaf63d9.jpg)

Hermann trolleys dont accept it as it's the shape of a pound!   :fighting:

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/714777e4.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on September 30, 2011, 08:21:58 AM
Ordered a new cam follower and fuel filter. Also spliced the broken washer tube together where it broke near the hood(bonnet) hinge.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on September 30, 2011, 08:27:06 AM

 Went to Kaufland for some shopping and thought I'd use my seat trolley coin

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/feaf63d9.jpg)

Hermann trolleys dont accept it as it's the shape of a pound!   :fighting:


....Wow! Look at the state of that trolley! That is soooo German - When did you last see a trolley in that tip-top condition in the UK?

Deutschland Uber Alles? <-- It's in their genes I reckon.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on September 30, 2011, 08:29:59 AM
.
Yesterday I put the back seats down and packed my daughter's gear ready to take with her back to Uni. I should have photographed it.

The process of doing so reminded me why I was so wise to have ordered the 5-door rather than 3-door GTI 6 years ago. Such an awesome allrounder!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 30, 2011, 09:16:50 AM

^^ Was expecting you to say look at those fingernails lol, came straight from work
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Post by: af1 on September 30, 2011, 10:06:02 AM
Took my 3 week old son out for a drive at 3am to try and settle him.. took the older kids to school and kerbed an alloy due to misjudging a dropped kerb (in sure that had something to do with the 3 week old not sleeping all night) lol

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Post by: RedRobin on September 30, 2011, 12:24:13 PM

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk


....My post is sent from a 27" iMac using a wireless keyboard and Magic TrackPad - So what?  :rolleye:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 30, 2011, 12:27:50 PM
Two new fronts, about t change the oil, oil filter and housing- its cracked! didn't realise its 47 quid for 4 litres!!!!

Tried opie oils on here?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 30, 2011, 12:31:17 PM

Missfired my way to the local baumarkt (b&q type store) for some solder for a mini mod I'm currently doing..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on September 30, 2011, 02:30:19 PM

Missfired my way to the local baumarkt (b&q type store) for some solder for a mini mod I'm currently doing..

Buying a saw to chop down all the money trees you've found? :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 30, 2011, 02:47:30 PM

Missfired my way to the local baumarkt (b&q type store) for some solder for a mini mod I'm currently doing..

Buying a saw to chop down all the money trees you've found? :grin:

I wish mate  :sad:

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk


....My post is sent from a 27" iMac using a wireless keyboard and Magic TrackPad - So what?  :rolleye:

Is an auto signature Robin.  :rolleye:  also an auto apology for crap spelling by letting everyone know you've been had by an auto correct fail...
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Post by: af1 on September 30, 2011, 02:47:42 PM

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk


....My post is sent from a 27" iMac using a wireless keyboard and Magic TrackPad - So what?  :rolleye:

Ahh but you failed to state what browser you were using :p, its something the app inserts by itself, but if it upsets you I can have a look to see if there is a way to disable it

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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on September 30, 2011, 04:19:03 PM

Emptied my BSH Catch Can;

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/d16bd9bd.jpg)

Yuk.  More watery than oil sludge though  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on September 30, 2011, 04:27:11 PM
Gave mine a wash as I took him off the road for a month and also booked him in for his mot  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on September 30, 2011, 05:28:50 PM
Been out with the black gloss again  :innocent:
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s264/philmcavity/4b0da23e.jpg)
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Post by: RedRobin on September 30, 2011, 05:31:53 PM

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk


....My post is sent from a 27" iMac using a wireless keyboard and Magic TrackPad - So what?  :rolleye:

Ahh but you failed to state what browser you were using :p, its something the app inserts by itself, but if it upsets you I can have a look to see if there is a way to disable it

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk

....Thanks for the offer to disable it but I'm not hugely fussed. Just an occasional inconvenience to remove it from a quoted reply.  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 01, 2011, 01:52:35 PM


Couple of diagnostic logs / scans at Seat;

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/61d3c7d6.jpg)

Fault cyl3 misfire.

Swapped plugs, went for a blast on autobahn.  No change, same fault.

Swapped Zundspule coilpacks, no change

Before we had chance to log injector cycle mechanic had to go. Was only doing it for beer tokens and had plans already for lunchtime so had to go...

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/99021efc.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on October 01, 2011, 02:11:47 PM
Drove to Chelmsford VW and ordered my rattle cans for the rear badge and new rev d dv. Drooled over a CW .:R and then a CW GTD, the Xenons with the built in LED's looked alot better than the ones on the .:R.

Then went home and fitted my LED rear lights without breaking anything :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GarethB on October 01, 2011, 04:40:26 PM
Then went home and fitted my LED rear lights without breaking anything :jumpmove:

Me jealous  :drool:

Just fitted my ED30 rear lights.

Also removed the bonnet insulation as it was sagging badly and rubbing / breaking up on the MAF connector and oil cap resulting in a lot of dust all over the bay...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jabbawocky on October 01, 2011, 04:44:42 PM
Spent this morning fitting a 3d boot badge and front bumper only to find that Halfrauds sell absolutely nothing suitable to clip my number plate bracket on :stupid:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 01, 2011, 05:06:59 PM
Went to Kaufland and for once managed for someone not to park next to me  :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/a8fcfa30.jpg)

Had a bit of a walk to the entrance though  :signLOL:
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Post by: jabbawocky on October 01, 2011, 05:08:27 PM
 :signLOL:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 01, 2011, 05:32:58 PM

And got some essentials...

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/2fa56291.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on October 01, 2011, 06:50:48 PM
.
Today I took my daughter back to Uni - A round trip of 470 miles. Some M-way, lots of fast A-road dual-carriageway and a few miles of enthusiastic B-road twisties. My car got a very good workout and is still so much fun. That journey would have been depressing in an ordinary car and very tiring.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on October 02, 2011, 02:47:55 PM
Managed to scratch the car when giving it a wash and then kerbed two alloys whilst driving.  :sad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on October 02, 2011, 02:50:10 PM
Managed to scratch the car when giving it a wash and then kerbed two alloys whilst driving.  :sad:

That's a bad day  :surprised:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: graeme123 on October 02, 2011, 06:27:12 PM
Mines been sat on the drive all weekend because we have been using my girlfriends new White Mazda 3 due to us taking the dogs to Blackpool

Not getting dog hairs in the gti
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 02, 2011, 06:30:13 PM

Managed to scratch the car when giving it a wash and then kerbed two alloys whilst driving.  :sad:

Ouch  :sad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on October 02, 2011, 06:45:55 PM
The kerbing occurred because it juts out at the edge of a roundabout, which I didn't realise. Hence hit it at speed. Hence the tracking is out and will need to get it realigned asap. What hurts is that it's not even been 12 months since I had them refurbished!  :mad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on October 02, 2011, 07:02:16 PM
Gutted for you mate, It's a b4stard when the kerbs don't follow the "road" line. I did it years ago in a Cortina and because it was totally unexpected it nearly broke my arm as the steering wheel gave me a bit of feedback! :surprised:

Regards,

John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on October 02, 2011, 07:13:09 PM
Drove all the way to Nottingham yesterday and drove back today for an acupuncture course, god im sore! To say sorry for driving it so far, Iv bought it some presents!  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: robdf2 on October 02, 2011, 07:41:12 PM
i drove back from nottingham today as well  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: paul896 on October 03, 2011, 10:07:58 AM
drove over 1000kms over the weekend!
Luxembourg to Stuttgart and back, and then a trip to the north of Lux on back on Sunday. more impressed with the car as time goes by, just wish the cruise control would work properly
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on October 03, 2011, 02:55:45 PM
Fitted my aluminium climate control rings today & got my decat downpipe back ready to be fitted  :driver:
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Post by: MAT ED30 on October 03, 2011, 03:00:56 PM
Passed it's mot  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 03, 2011, 04:18:24 PM

ordered an injector  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MattPoss on October 03, 2011, 09:56:03 PM
Me and my Mk5 did 96 miles around the Lake District and it was lovely, apart from the weather

If only my internet wasn't so slow tonight i'd be able to get some pics up :fighting:

Matt
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Eccie on October 04, 2011, 11:22:12 AM
Just given the old girl a good wash (makes me feel all powerful with a power washer in my hand), clean & vac inside - a couple of coats of wax to top up for the winter and feeding the door seals.

She's in for a service & MOT tomorrow, so after some tea & toast I'm going to check the bulbs are all working

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Post by: chowgar on October 04, 2011, 05:35:09 PM
managed to finish the calipers at the weekend....

(http://daz.co/media/g228/mantis-1/IMG_1479.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 04, 2011, 05:58:24 PM

Despite not wanting to drive it due to a howling misfire I managed a mini mod today....

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/tfsi_mike/My%20Leon%20Cupra/Mini%20mods/th_6aaafb99.jpg) (http://s1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/tfsi_mike/My%20Leon%20Cupra/Mini%20mods/?action=view&current=6aaafb99.mp4)

Does anyone know if it's possible to embed photobucket videos to a post?
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Post by: ROH ECHT on October 05, 2011, 08:19:53 AM
TFSI Mike; I posted this from photobucket by copying the 'IMG code'. What's different "to embed"? Sorry for being a computer virgin.

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/th_NextMKVGTI0-120mphvid001.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/?action=view&current=NextMKVGTI0-120mphvid001.mp4)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on October 05, 2011, 08:34:22 AM
Car is in at the stealers today for 40,000 miles service,just been told car needs new timing belt,water pump,brake fluid,oil,wipers,aircon topped up,and for having the pleasure of doing all that for me... £660 thought that was nice of them anyway love my golf more than the wife lmao.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 05, 2011, 08:45:20 AM

Thanks for your reply Roh, I was trying to post it so it would play kn the page in the post rather than open a new window and redirect people
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 05, 2011, 08:46:18 AM
Ordered some Eibach Pro Springs.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jamma on October 05, 2011, 12:09:28 PM
I had cruise control fitted Friday and an air con compresser fitted Saturday  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Stg123 on October 05, 2011, 02:53:44 PM
Fitted my new hella xenon(?) look headlights. 90% removing screws and 10% swearing at the headlight connectors which would not come off. Ended up breaking the connector part on the old headlight to get it out. Now to book an appointment at the garage for headlight adjustment with the special box of tricks. Took about an hour and a half but my defence is I had a splitting headache, had already thrown up twice this morning (illness, not alcohol related unfortunately) and had my 2 yr old as my apprentice and he was more interested in moving things I needed out of my reach than helping me fit the lights, and running off up the road after the neighbours dogs.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Eccie on October 05, 2011, 11:03:49 PM
MOT, Service, Cam Belt and water pump (26000 miles :surprised: ) - thought they had fitted heated seats on the way home :scared:



Then i realised it was just my burning hot credit card in my back pocket :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 05, 2011, 11:05:19 PM


Then i realised it was just my burning hot credit card in my back pocket :ashamed:

 :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Sie on October 06, 2011, 01:18:08 PM
managed to finish the calipers at the weekend....

(http://daz.co/media/g228/mantis-1/IMG_1479.jpg)

Any full on pics of your laser blue car with the dark monzas. Thanks mate

Sie
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: chowgar on October 06, 2011, 01:30:46 PM
managed to finish the calipers at the weekend....

(http://daz.co/media/g228/mantis-1/IMG_1479.jpg)

Any full on pics of your laser blue car with the dark monzas. Thanks mate

Sie

(http://daz.co/media/g228/mantis-1/IMG_0827-1.jpg)


Before the blue calipers though.... :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on October 06, 2011, 06:23:23 PM
Eccie i feel your pain m8 serviceing the mk5 is no cheap matter i can vouch for you there lol.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: xr2 crazy on October 08, 2011, 12:33:33 AM
went to william hills lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on October 08, 2011, 07:54:08 AM
Service yesterday with oil and plugs etc...

Had the obligatory 'placebo effect' of "Woahhh my car is running loads better now". When in fact, it's just the same.  :grin:

In for 3" Downpipe in an hour and 6 minutes.... Can you tell im excited?  :ashamed: :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 08, 2011, 08:17:17 AM
Collected N75 & booked smoke test, fun times.

Spotted this lovely at the dealer;

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/65ff2723.jpg)

Got asked if I still want the Skoda parts in the store room (boot struts). I got impaitient and bought them elsewhere lol


Service yesterday with oil and plugs etc...

Had the obligatory 'placebo effect' of "Woahhh my car is running loads better now". When in fact, it's just the same.  :grin:

In for 3" Downpipe in an hour and 6 minutes.... Can you tell im excited?  :ashamed: :evilgrin:

Placebo effect no 2 inbound then?  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on October 08, 2011, 08:53:16 AM
Today I received my ITG panel filter to be fitted with my Pipewerx DP, reducer and Revo Stage 2, oh and have a Forge spacer to go in too (I know not to everyones taste-will see how it goes!  :signLOL:)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on October 08, 2011, 08:54:35 AM
Collected N75 & booked smoke test, fun times.

Spotted this lovely at the dealer;

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/65ff2723.jpg)


So when are you trading yours in and did you get a good p/ex price on yours?  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: robby on October 08, 2011, 02:36:20 PM
Yesterday - Major service, cambelt, waterpump at VW

today - 2 coats of Jetseal 109, fitted black grille badge, tax disc holder and touched up every chip i found  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 08, 2011, 02:50:54 PM
Collected N75 & booked smoke test, fun times.

Spotted this lovely at the dealer;

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/Random_snaps_out_and_about/65ff2723.jpg)


I would consider a 3dr TR or CW ED30 at same spec as mine but I would miss the shape of the Cupra and the fact you don't see quite as many on the road.

So when are you trading yours in and did you get a good p/ex price on yours?  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: alackofspeed on October 08, 2011, 07:11:16 PM
Tow car duties. :driver:

(http://daz.co/media/ll196/alackofspeed/IMAG0631.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: xr2 crazy on October 08, 2011, 08:30:18 PM
thinking of taking mine for run in this great scottish weather since the game has just finished :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on October 09, 2011, 06:40:37 PM
gave it a wash, washed the alloys and sealed them, Megs FI all round, waxed the bonnet and roof, polished the windows inside and out and cleaned the skirts, bumper, splitter and all the window seals and black plastic bits with Poorboys Natural Look  :jumping:

Checked the oil, then i took her out for a drink....

...unfortunately at the watering hole whilst filling up with V-power i pulled on the hose for a bit more slack which was sat beneath the hose for the ordinary unleaded pump which caused the nozzle to come free of its cradle - everything went into slow motion as i watched on in horror as the nozzle made a beeline for my car  :confused:

I guess i'm a tad lucky in so much as the nozzle hit the ground first but unfortunately it bounced up and caught the passenger door just above the sill with a glancing blow  :scared: it's caused a tiny dent about 3mm and not too deep but fortuitously, no scratch. As i say it could have been far worse but just knowing i did it and that it's there is gutting  :sick:

Hey ho the joys of motoring  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 09, 2011, 07:10:27 PM

^^ Gutted, like yo say couldve been worse!

I took the  MAF out and took some pics (In my build thread)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on October 10, 2011, 09:57:15 AM
the golf really is a great all rounder, a mate had bought some carbon goodies for his turbo'd civic type r, so i said id take him for them as it was easier to take them off prior to the trip

so went over with 2 front doors and a rear boot, he was picking the same up but in carbon, some epic bargains for him

heres the car pilled up

(http://daz.co/media/Liver89/Snapbucket/0F780166-orig.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Liver89/Snapbucket/9C27151A-orig.jpg)

was pleasently surprised and so was the lad
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on October 10, 2011, 10:31:26 AM
Winter tyres have arrived today. Currently at R-Tech trying to resolve my misfire which doesn't wanna happen today. Typical!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 10, 2011, 11:43:35 AM
Winter tyres have arrived today. Currently at R-Tech trying to resolve my misfire which doesn't wanna happen today. Typical!

Always the same, I did some logs at the weekend and it didnt happen!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 10, 2011, 11:50:56 AM

Went to dealer for the 3 clips to replace N75 but mechanic who logged car last week said he woulvde seen if there was a fault with N75, going to dealer near me tonight for clips and book in for fitting.  Booked in for Smoke test but they want to do it after the injector swap?

Quote for swapping injector 220€ tax free, just waiting for it to arrive.  Would rather have it fitted at home by one of our in house specialists such as BDM, PDT, JKM, Stattler, VWR..... etc but dont want to do the journey to the Uk with a poorly car.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on October 10, 2011, 05:53:41 PM
Changed my Pcv but broke the engine cover in the process and got a nice crack from the top left to the oil cap :fighting:

Then my mate left his jack in his other car and the car ramps won't go under so couldn't change the dv
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on October 10, 2011, 09:03:27 PM
After a day of getting away with it. My exhaust light came on due to the 3" Downpipe and decat. 

Guess i'll just have to go stage 2 then.  :grin: :grin: :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Johnny_tro on October 10, 2011, 09:24:49 PM
We spent the day in the cold and wind together......full front baring change.....nightmare  :sad1: Lost some skin of knuckles along the way :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 10, 2011, 09:29:29 PM
After a day of getting away with it. My exhaust light came on due to the 3" Downpipe and decat. 

Guess i'll just have to go stage 2 then.  :grin: :grin: :jumping:

Result  :rolleye: (cough, there's some hpfp internals in car parts section) stII+ ???  :P


We spent the day in the cold and wind together......full front baring change.....nightmare  :sad1: Lost some skin of knuckles along the way :grin:

Fair play to you man, feel satisfied you've done it yourself or the sore hands not worth the ££ saved? Lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Johnny_tro on October 10, 2011, 09:35:11 PM
Very satisfied over what I have done today, there was one part where I SH*T myself.......did not know what to do/where to turn, but got there in the end. Yes, someone who knew how could have done this in hour, maybe two.

Took me 4 hours......but I'm pleased.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 10, 2011, 09:36:53 PM
Very satisfied over what I have done today, there was one part where I SH*T myself.......did not know what to do/where to turn, but got there in the end. Yes, someone who knew how could have done this in hour, maybe two.

Took me 4 hours......but I'm pleased.

Would probably take half the time next time now you've done it, especially in better conditions
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on October 10, 2011, 09:37:37 PM
After a day of getting away with it. My exhaust light came on due to the 3" Downpipe and decat. 

Guess i'll just have to go stage 2 then.  :grin: :grin: :jumping:

Result  :rolleye: (cough, there's some hpfp internals in car parts section) stII+ ???  :P


Just been looking at the parts Mike. Then my bank balance. Then the parts again. Then cried....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 10, 2011, 09:39:24 PM
After a day of getting away with it. My exhaust light came on due to the 3" Downpipe and decat. 

Guess i'll just have to go stage 2 then.  :grin: :grin: :jumping:

Result  :rolleye: (cough, there's some hpfp internals in car parts section) stII+ ???  :P


Just been looking at the parts Mike. Then my bank balance. Then the parts again. Then cried....

For Christmas then? ;)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Johnny_tro on October 10, 2011, 09:44:04 PM
Half the time?? not so sure. I over come the problem.....but with my basic knowledge, I would not know how to get around it easier/quicker way.

- I could not for the life of me, find a simple way off getting the shaft back into the hub! I was hoping to remove the hub while keep this in, but couldn't the shaft was in the way off the bolts.

Not something I would really want to do again. Was hoping for two hours, then maybe paint the calipers....but time just ran away.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: blackmagic on October 11, 2011, 12:53:10 AM
Finally finished assembling all the bits for my turbo back milltek.  :smiley: Now just need to get it fitted!

(http://daz.co/media/tt270/jaburnett/Photo0178.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 12, 2011, 04:53:38 AM
We took a bath this morning because the sun was supposed to be out today, .....and 2 or 3 hours later it began raining and it rained all day. :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on October 12, 2011, 03:36:17 PM
Ordered my MK5gti.co.uk internal sticker  :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on October 12, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
Lowered it!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 12, 2011, 04:22:38 PM

Removed Braille sat it next to Tomika.  Put tomika on charge...

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/8943ea14.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on October 12, 2011, 07:56:27 PM
have spent 3 days on washing-polishing-waxing the Ed30, took her to the dealers for a well earned long life oil and filter change.

Dealer was very complimentary on my car, on it's condition and with the mods that I have done to the car.
One of the sales guys (Lee) took a big interest, so much so, asked if he could take her for a test drive, to compare it, to the Red Golf R at the same state of tune that he has had for a weekend (Darren Cooper) head of Peter Cooper group , also that car being DSG.

He came back with the biggest grin on his face, saying what a superb car mine is and by god it's as quick or even slightly faster up the rev range then the R.He also loved the sound of the milltek non Res is under way.
He thinks I would be mad to sell up for an R, and wants 1st refusal if I do! , didn't have the heart to tell him, I would have to sell a kidney 1st in order to buy one though :laugh:

Oh and I found a missing torx bit from my screwdriver set, that fell into the engine bay a couple weeks ago.I looked for ages but couldn't find it, only to be told that I have a slow punture in my new vredestein front near side tyre, with said torx bit firmly implanted in the tread  :signLOL: :signLOL:

Well at least I got my missing torx bit, and £15 lighter in the back pocket to get it fixed :sad1:

Looking foward to this weekends RR day at jkm :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 12, 2011, 08:01:26 PM

Bugger, I dropped a torx screw when changing PCV the other day and couldnt see it anywhere  :scared:

Fingers crossed
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bacillus on October 12, 2011, 08:10:55 PM

He came back with the biggest grin on his face, saying what a superb car mine is and by god it's as quick or even slightly faster up the rev range then the R.

The R has greater transmission losses vs the fwd ed 30 so that's not unexpected with both cars in the same stage of tune.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Baldy on October 12, 2011, 09:29:08 PM
I hit a Deer,

does that count toward's ... what I did to my Mk5 today?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bacillus on October 12, 2011, 10:24:29 PM
I hit a Deer,

does that count toward's ... what I did to my Mk5 today?

Was it an old dear??   :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on October 13, 2011, 07:35:03 AM
Just back from Extreme Window Tints  in Glasgow got all four car windows done,factory tint all round,still undecided on whither iv went too dark time will tell today as was very dark last night wen got home.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 13, 2011, 01:13:31 PM
Nice, do you know what level of tint you got? 10%, 20%, etc? And also was it a good price? I'm looking to get mine done shortly and am from thru in Edinburgh.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saint Steve on October 13, 2011, 06:29:43 PM
Just back from Extreme Window Tints  in Glasgow got all four car windows done,factory tint all round,still undecided on whither iv went too dark time will tell today as was very dark last night wen got home.
If you've tinted the front with oem style in tint level, then your car is illegal fella.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 13, 2011, 06:34:20 PM

Changed MAF & a silicone hose.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on October 13, 2011, 07:07:49 PM
Changed my dv to rev d. It did have a rev c on it but was split. Only took half hour and that was doing it the wheel off and arch liner out way.

Took it for a spin after and at first didn't notice much difference, just the whistle had gone but once it warmed up it didn't half shift, feels more eager now, well chuffed.

Just got to put a couple of coats of colour on the rear badge and maybe the 1st coat of lacer aswell.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on October 13, 2011, 08:13:05 PM
fitted my new ITG intake damn she sounds sexi  :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

just need 2get a rev d fitted now
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Baldy on October 13, 2011, 08:23:48 PM
Nice, do you know what level of tint you got? 10%, 20%, etc? And also was it a good price? I'm looking to get mine done shortly and am from thru in Edinburgh.

go to Magma at Uphall, he is the best and the only person I would let near mine
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dub singh on October 13, 2011, 09:26:08 PM
Made holes in my rear headests to install some Vibe bullet Speakers
Took out the Focal comps and replaced them with Rainbows...
Installed a second Battery with relay kit

took off the staggered calibre vintage rims...
Raised her 40mm

Found an original GTI Bumper for £30
Got some Monza Reps in 18"s with very fresh tyres for £100 for all 4

WINTER MODE complete  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 14, 2011, 05:20:35 AM
Busy day ^^^
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on October 14, 2011, 06:49:01 AM
Hi gttdi,i stand corrected i did not mean to wright factory tint all round,true what the saint has said that would be illegal on the front,so looking at my invoice on the rears its called midnight 20%,which is what the factory would of fitted, on the fronts light smoked 55%,price is £150 but if your thinking of getting it done please book it in as Euan is a very busy guy,does alot of franchies work takes about 7hrs m8 quality job too.www.xtremeautotints.co.uk hope this helps wouldnt do any harm too mention my name Dougie red golf gti lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on October 14, 2011, 08:40:06 PM
Changed the rear badge for a colour coded 3d one. If I knew how much grief this was I wouldnt have bothered. The trim isn't back on properly and I've managed to break it so thats a new trim piece added to the engine cover I broke that I now need to source.

On the plus side it does look good.. on the outside
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 15, 2011, 12:06:54 AM
Got side swiped by a bus cutting the corner, out of his bus lane, in front of me last night  :mad:

Damaged my front left arch and re-arranged my left wing mirror and grazing the lip on my wheel  :fighting: :fighting: rung my insurance up today and basically my premium will be screwed no matter the outcome and the damage to my car is less than my excess so its coming out of my pocket  :stupid:

Luckily its mostly cosmetic with not dents or scrapes but still gonna need my wing and wing mirror resrayed  :sad1:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sub39h on October 15, 2011, 12:11:59 AM
this happened to me once. he smashed my wing mirror and refused to stop. i called the bus company and reported the driver.

the next day the bus company had someone from the local Audi approved bodyshop come and pick up the car, and it was dropped back at my house in the evening all repaired.

you should have called the bus company before you called your insurer. they know their drivers are tw*ts.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 15, 2011, 12:18:13 AM
this happened to me once. he smashed my wing mirror and refused to stop. i called the bus company and reported the driver.

the next day the bus company had someone from the local Audi approved bodyshop come and pick up the car, and it was dropped back at my house in the evening all repaired.

you should have called the bus company before you called your insurer. they know their drivers are tw*ts.

The driver stopped and wanted my details and when i asked for his after alot of shouting and swearing on my part he called the police and they took statements...... he's denying liability and obviously i am too so no doubt it'll go 50/50..... tbh i didnt think there'd be much point calling the bus company as i assumed they'd tell me to sod off politely
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sub39h on October 15, 2011, 12:23:20 AM
ofc the bus driver won't accept liability - he might lose his job! i had a bit of a shouting match with the driver through the window when he stopped at a traffic light, but i figured nothing ventured nothing gained so i called the bus company.

i'd still give it a go on Monday.

PS - i'm surprised the police showed up. my mum got hit by a learner driver a few months ago and i called the police to attend and they said that it's our problem and they don't get involved unless someone's hurt. same thing happend to a friend. she'd just been taken out by a Volvo and a police car drove straight past without stopping. (West Yorkshire Police and West Midlands Police respectively.)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 15, 2011, 12:29:30 AM
This was in Stratford east london so they kinda expect there to be a bit of bother when stuff like this happens  :signLOL: plus despite my username on here i'm not at all little so the driver musta layed it on thick when reporting it to his dispatch on the radio, trouble is now i've reported it to my insurer i'm gonna get a hike come renewal anyway so unfortunately calling the bus company won't do much good now  :sad1: thanks for the advice tho for the future  :happy2:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sub39h on October 15, 2011, 12:32:42 AM
no problem mate. sorry to hear about your mishap. hope the rest of your wknd is better  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 15, 2011, 12:46:01 AM
no problem mate. sorry to hear about your mishap. hope the rest of your wknd is better  :happy2:

Thanks fella  :smiley:  likewise  :driver:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on October 16, 2011, 02:44:22 PM
Dave,
I got hit in a car park whilst I was in the shop, other driver drove off but a Golf VI owner saw it and took details. I reported it to police and they took it up. They advised not to involve my insurance but go via a no win-no fee route so I declared it to my insurance company for info only. ( I had actually already reported it before the police came round and then "un-reported" as a claim afterwards)
Any way  I won and got fixed for nothing via a top notch body shop and no premium increase either although it is on the record.
So, are there any witnesses? CCTV footage? Marks on road?
I would call the bus company on Monday and tell them you're taking it further, after all, you're already "accepting" 50/50 so give it a try.
Hope you get fixed up quickly,
Regards,
John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on October 16, 2011, 03:59:17 PM
Taken it out for a blast, because its been sat for a week. Im not sure but i think i can feel it pulsing on WOT over about 4000rpm.... maybe I'm just being paranoid again.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 18, 2011, 06:06:25 AM
Replaced the oil/filter, fuel filter, and a new cam follower. The cam follower had 12k miles on it. Here's some pic's.

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/follower002.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/follower001.jpg)

Probably wouldn't have made 15k miles with it. I let it go 12k to reach oil change mileage. Going to change it every 10k miles from now on.
Running tons better after all that.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on October 19, 2011, 08:34:40 PM
Had my car  coded for some extra goodies and a sat-nav fitted all courtesy of the Golfman,big thanks Scott,an absalute gentleman gr8 hospitality. Look forward to meeting you again to get my leather interior fitted. thanks again Dougie&pauline
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on October 19, 2011, 08:46:35 PM
I had a pipewerx DP fitted and Revo Stage 2 fitted :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: robby on October 19, 2011, 09:04:53 PM
I fitted new reverse light switch and latest oe DV - the 1 i took out was as new and a C version, hoped it was torn - oh well a run to work tommorow will see if it's made a difference  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on October 19, 2011, 09:10:24 PM
Bought a whole load of detailing goodies for the winter protection, and promptly put a scratch in the boot.  Went into the garage and ladder somehow fell over and landed on the boot. No dents but there's a PITA scratch that isn't going to polish out.  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: robby on October 20, 2011, 08:52:17 PM
Tonight clayed and polished both sides of 2 pescars alloys (bugger to do) while fitting mudflaps, found the GTi and ED30 rear flaps are different  :surprised: so just managed 1 front - will do the other side tommorow - oh and order ED30 rear flaps
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: QD MBE on October 20, 2011, 09:00:53 PM
VW don't make Mud-flaps for the Eddy.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on October 20, 2011, 09:02:37 PM
No but they can be made to fit the ED30. Greeners managed it!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: QD MBE on October 20, 2011, 09:07:53 PM
Not sure Greeners did. 

I tried, and TBH it wasn't worth it.  It took some fabrication.  I got them to look ok, but it took several hours.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: QD MBE on October 20, 2011, 09:11:30 PM
(http://daz.co/media/v211/stokeballoon/DSCF3025.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v211/stokeballoon/DSCF3026.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 20, 2011, 09:48:17 PM

Drove her by the scruff of the neck over the mountain ridge into paderborn to see my beautiful baby boy in hospital.

Drove her in stock map sedately and leisurely back home at the end of the day  :smiley: :smiley:

Needs a jet wash.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: baldwined30 on October 20, 2011, 10:01:12 PM
Had thr RS4 Valve fitted, no more annoying noise!!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 20, 2011, 10:06:25 PM
Got a couple of pics of my intake ports too @ 60k miles...

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/IMG_7642.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/IMG_7641.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/IMG_7639.jpg)

Dirty  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: robby on October 21, 2011, 03:27:26 PM
Well as mentioned yesterday i found the dealers don't do rear flaps for the ED30, thought these would be available to protect the painted lower section  :confused:

Clayed and polished the other 2 alloys and fitted the n/s/f flap - not sure what to do about the rears?

Drove with the new type dv yesterday - couldn't tell any difference compared to the C version - more wasted money - maybe worthwile if i get it remapped though?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Degudodger on October 21, 2011, 04:10:47 PM
New under tray fitted to replace the i managed to destroy by hitting a dead badger at 80mph. The old one was fooked!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RussZS on October 21, 2011, 04:39:34 PM
4 Michelin Pilot Sport 3's, new top mounts and Koni FSD's to go with my Eibach Sportlines, plus proper alignment  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: big al on October 21, 2011, 05:35:42 PM
Well as mentioned yesterday i found the dealers don't do rear flaps for the ED30, thought these would be available to protect the painted lower section  :confused:

Clayed and polished the other 2 alloys and fitted the n/s/f flap - not sure what to do about the rears?

Drove with the new type dv yesterday - couldn't tell any difference compared to the C version - more wasted money - maybe worthwile if i get it remapped though?

Think some clear tape around the lip would do the trick,
Not a fan of mudflaps on MK5's anymroe (despite me having them on mine at one point)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 22, 2011, 03:12:02 AM
Drove with the new type dv yesterday - couldn't tell any difference compared to the C version - more wasted money - maybe worthwile if i get it remapped though?

What's the ongoing problem?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 22, 2011, 07:39:59 AM
4 Michelin Pilot Sport 3's, new top mounts and Koni FSD's to go with my Eibach Sportlines, plus proper alignment  :driver:

Geomerty and decent rubber is some of the best money spent amognst the crazyness we spend on our cars  :congrats: :congrats:  Feeling the benefit?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on October 22, 2011, 01:58:04 PM
ofc the bus driver won't accept liability - he might lose his job! i had a bit of a shouting match with the driver through the window when he stopped at a traffic light, but i figured nothing ventured nothing gained so i called the bus company.

i'd still give it a go on Monday.

PS - i'm surprised the police showed up. my mum got hit by a learner driver a few months ago and i called the police to attend and they said that it's our problem and they don't get involved unless someone's hurt. same thing happend to a friend. she'd just been taken out by a Volvo and a police car drove straight past without stopping. (West Yorkshire Police and West Midlands Police respectively.)

Have you tried asking for the video from the bus? I think most bus company's install video cameras in the drivers cab for occasions such as these. Hope it you get it sorted!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Stg123 on October 22, 2011, 02:01:25 PM
Went up to the dealers to order an armrest etc. Sweet lord I didn't know there were that many parts involved! Bet I've ordered the wrong bit anyway, or too many!  If anyone's got a fitting guide or similar, I would be hugely grateful if you would send it to me. We also drooled over an R32 which sounded the absolute nuts. Oh and showed an octavia vrs a clean pair of heels on the way home :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: hugh jass on October 22, 2011, 02:15:40 PM
  Fitted  2nd GTI  valance. This time I took the bumper and valance off. Much quicker and easier than my first attempt when I just removed the valance.
  Now just need to find a nice back box
   
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: robby on October 22, 2011, 02:36:26 PM
Drove with the new type dv yesterday - couldn't tell any difference compared to the C version - more wasted money - maybe worthwile if i get it remapped though?

What's the ongoing problem?

Not sure if i have a problem, the car doesn't feel "quick" as i thought it would be, maybe it's because it's smooth?
I had a DS remapped Focus ST and DS remapped astra VXR which just felt rapid compare to the Golf

Hoped the old DV was damaged so i could put it down to that - maybe it's me  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2011, 03:33:47 PM
picked my car up from the garage,hopefully all sorted now
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 22, 2011, 04:11:22 PM
Hope its sorted dude! mine feels really healthy since new injector, smooth idle no pops and farts or missfires :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2011, 04:25:52 PM
Hope its sorted dude! mine feels really healthy since new injector, smooth idle no pops and farts or missfires :)
hope so mate,cost enough to get it sorted
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 22, 2011, 04:32:07 PM
Same here :( xenon fault cost best part of 500 euros. grrr. no shooting smiley as im viewing the forum on the crapest samsung lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on October 22, 2011, 04:37:23 PM
What was wrong with the Xenons mike?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 22, 2011, 04:41:14 PM
bulb had blown. replacement was 160 euro. only under 2year warranty. still didn't work with new bulb. labour for investigating fault. other fault was control module :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Stevenebm on October 22, 2011, 04:44:30 PM
Treated the golf to a full service and fitted r32 rear lights:)need a new horn tho as it sounds like a mini ice cream van!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on October 22, 2011, 04:45:17 PM
Dropped the Ed30 off to get the engine rebuilt :sad1: :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on October 22, 2011, 04:47:42 PM
I just spent about an hour repairing about 9 stone chips on my bonnet (Deep Joy!).
Then after that it was treated to Full Tank of Momentum 99 abd a good wash at the hand car wash, the guys spent 20 minutes doing my wheels and did a great job.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on October 22, 2011, 04:58:46 PM
bulb had blown. replacement was 160 euro. only under 2year warranty. still didn't work with new bulb. labour for investigating fault. other fault was control module :(

Did you not email Lars? 170 euros for a full xenon internal kit for both sides.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2011, 05:05:10 PM
Dropped the Ed30 off to get the engine rebuilt :sad1: :sad1:
did you see the dodge charger in the garage when you dropped yours of
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RussZS on October 22, 2011, 05:21:49 PM
Quick clean and some new mods:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6042/6269045033_544af54eaf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269045033/)
DSC00053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269045033/) by RussZS (http://www.flickr.com/people/42262279@N04/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6269572830_dfd7781b14_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269572830/)
DSC00056 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269572830/) by RussZS (http://www.flickr.com/people/42262279@N04/), on Flickr

Koni FSD's

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6099/6269048471_3007cd4f31_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269048471/)
DSC00057 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269048471/) by RussZS (http://www.flickr.com/people/42262279@N04/), on Flickr

PS3's

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6043/6269576242_0a67422811_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269576242/)
DSC00058 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269576242/) by RussZS (http://www.flickr.com/people/42262279@N04/), on Flickr

New bulbs:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6110/6269577382_776ecdb4ba_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269577382/)
DSC00060 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42262279@N04/6269577382/) by RussZS (http://www.flickr.com/people/42262279@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on October 22, 2011, 05:23:15 PM
Dropped the Ed30 off to get the engine rebuilt :sad1: :sad1:
did you see the dodge charger in the garage when you dropped yours of
I saw it, was there last time. Love those, nice one on wheeler dealers the other week
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 23, 2011, 07:17:14 AM

Not sure if i have a problem, the car doesn't feel "quick" as i thought it would be, maybe it's because it's smooth?
I had a DS remapped Focus ST and DS remapped astra VXR which just felt rapid compare to the Golf

Hoped the old DV was damaged so i could put it down to that - maybe it's me  :confused:

Hopefully you can find someone with vcds and log the boost. Might want to post a request for anyone near you to help log it for Beers! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: AdeMcG on October 23, 2011, 12:49:38 PM
Well, what did I do with my MK5 today...I guess nothing as it is still in the stealers getting all 4 injectors replaced (Piezo confirmed batch numbers). :surprised:
could of been worse I could have had them fail whilst driving !! :fighting2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 23, 2011, 09:54:44 PM
Fitting GTI Headlights!  :happy2:

Got Dark before I finished so no pics til tomorrow. Here's one to keep the page going...

(http://daz.co/media/VW_Golf__GTTdi_140/Bumper_and_Headlight_Removal/DSC08032.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 23, 2011, 10:20:43 PM
Fitting GTI Headlights!  :happy2:

Got Dark before I finished so no pics til tomorrow. Here's one to keep the page going...

(http://daz.co/media/VW_Golf__GTTdi_140/Bumper_and_Headlight_Removal/DSC08032.jpg)

Looks like the perfect time to install some brake cooling ducts! ????
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 24, 2011, 12:55:46 PM
Fitting GTI Headlights!  :happy2:

Got Dark before I finished so no pics til tomorrow.

Looks like the perfect time to install some brake cooling ducts! ????

Tell me more...!  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on October 24, 2011, 01:14:23 PM
Fitted yellow Lamin-x to foglights.
Actually looks good,very easy stuff to work with and much thicker than I thought :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: AdeMcG on October 24, 2011, 06:41:39 PM
 :sad1: exc 170 DPF engines
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on October 24, 2011, 07:03:56 PM
My Ed30 got treated to a full valet today as the previous owner had his own valeting company and after 9 days of ownership it was probably feeling like it needed a good cleaning.

Also dropped my Mk4 1.8T off at local garage tonight for MOT in morning, then its getting a full valet and some nice pics taken before being sold, it served me very well for 5 years without fault (Actually i just remembered it had the drivers window regulator replaced, common fault, apart from that nothing except maintenance), I will be sad to see if go  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: billymac on October 24, 2011, 07:06:46 PM
Lowered my gtd with Eibach Sportlines , fitted us spec r32 rear lights, and lastly, fitted the gti steering wheel to the tarboiler :laugh:
I had a busy day!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 25, 2011, 03:38:36 AM
Fitted yellow Lamin-x to foglights.
Actually looks good,very easy stuff to work with and much thicker than I thought :happy2:

Good stuff, right? They'll work better in fog if you install yellow bulbs with the film;

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on October 25, 2011, 11:09:27 AM
Fitted an OSIR instrument surround, and got my winter tyres fitted to my winter wheels. They'll have to go on soon I reckon.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on October 25, 2011, 11:36:06 AM
Fitted yellow Lamin-x to foglights.
Actually looks good,very easy stuff to work with and much thicker than I thought :happy2:

Good stuff, right? They'll work better in fog if you install yellow bulbs with the film;

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/002-1.jpg)

Cool never thought of that!!!
Thats next on the list then!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on October 25, 2011, 07:46:04 PM
Fitted an OSIR instrument surround, and got my winter tyres fitted to my winter wheels. They'll have to go on soon I reckon.

Any pics of the instrument surround fitted?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on October 25, 2011, 08:01:52 PM
(http://daz.co/media/b150/heavyd123/1a709371.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 25, 2011, 08:10:01 PM

Looks great that!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: calculon on October 25, 2011, 08:58:00 PM
Went out drifting. Loved it :-)

(pics will follow)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on October 25, 2011, 09:40:46 PM
Fitted an OSIR instrument surround, and got my winter tyres fitted to my winter wheels. They'll have to go on soon I reckon.

Any pics of the instrument surround fitted?

Cheers heavyd  :happy2:

I really like it, only a small change but it makes a big difference. I've got a steering wheel badge thing to fit as well so they'll match  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GLIDN on October 25, 2011, 10:50:23 PM
Removed my APR pump I got only 4 weeks ago. In addition, removed my downpipe too. Gone back to stage 1. :sad1:
Will also be selling my car in the next coming weeks. :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 26, 2011, 12:56:36 AM
Practiced fitting little mans car seat and shopeed round for winter boots
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 26, 2011, 06:01:51 AM
Fitted yellow Lamin-x to foglights.
Actually looks good,very easy stuff to work with and much thicker than I thought :happy2:

Good stuff, right? They'll work better in fog if you install yellow bulbs with the film;

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/002-1.jpg)

Cool never thought of that!!!
Thats next on the list then!!

 :happy2: Post results, yeah?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 26, 2011, 06:03:24 AM
(http://daz.co/media/b150/heavyd123/1a709371.jpg)

Where did you find that? :popcornsoda:

Nevermind, found it! Added that to Santa's list. :party:

Dat's Purdy! :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on October 26, 2011, 07:00:33 AM
Bought it from osir USA :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Bikerz on October 26, 2011, 07:39:06 AM
Hopfully meet for the 1st time  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 26, 2011, 07:20:26 PM
Fitting GTI Headlights!  :happy2:

Got Dark before I finished so no pics til tomorrow. Here's one to keep the page going...

(http://daz.co/media/VW_Golf__GTTdi_140/Bumper_and_Headlight_Removal/DSC08032.jpg)

Heres more!!

(http://daz.co/media/q446/sandydodds/dd3e00d1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on October 26, 2011, 07:27:16 PM
Took the car to the garage to get new rear discs and pads fitted by the professionals(tried to budge the stupid spline bolts to no avail - with the correct tools i may add), plus get a diagnostic done to try and work out the odd hesistation the car has.

Then came the dreaded call to say that the calipers had ceased and even after much effort they would not budge - £131 each side - could calipers be any more expensive - just the standard GTI ones too  :sad1:

Still at least they will look red and shiney brand new to match the new discs i guess  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 27, 2011, 07:12:42 AM
Took the car to the garage to get new rear discs and pads fitted by the professionals(tried to budge the stupid spline bolts to no avail - with the correct tools i may add), plus get a diagnostic done to try and work out the odd hesistation the car has.

Then came the dreaded call to say that the calipers had ceased and even after much effort they would not budge - £131 each side - could calipers be any more expensive - just the standard GTI ones too  :sad1:

Still at least they will look red and shiney brand new to match the new discs i guess  :signLOL:

Can one still find the Cupra brakes/calipers there? I would like them for my GTI in the rear because they are larger than the GTI's right?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Geoffcarragh on October 27, 2011, 08:22:08 AM
Fitted cruise control and the annoying cable, need to get it VAGCOM'd to start working.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 27, 2011, 08:36:21 AM
Took the car to the garage to get new rear discs and pads fitted by the professionals(tried to budge the stupid spline bolts to no avail - with the correct tools i may add), plus get a diagnostic done to try and work out the odd hesistation the car has.

Then came the dreaded call to say that the calipers had ceased and even after much effort they would not budge - £131 each side - could calipers be any more expensive - just the standard GTI ones too  :sad1:

Still at least they will look red and shiney brand new to match the new discs i guess  :signLOL:

Those spline bolts are a complete swine!  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on October 27, 2011, 01:54:20 PM
Took the car to the garage to get new rear discs and pads fitted by the professionals(tried to budge the stupid spline bolts to no avail - with the correct tools i may add), plus get a diagnostic done to try and work out the odd hesistation the car has.

Then came the dreaded call to say that the calipers had ceased and even after much effort they would not budge - £131 each side - could calipers be any more expensive - just the standard GTI ones too  :sad1:

Still at least they will look red and shiney brand new to match the new discs i guess  :signLOL:

Those spline bolts are a complete swine!  :fighting:


You are not wrong Mike! Although the garage said they weren't too bad, helps if you have a ramp for leverage.

Just to add to the fun they could get the old hoses off, so another day delay while they get ordered in  :rolleye:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on October 27, 2011, 03:08:47 PM
^ Doh!

Today went and paid for my avon ice tourings 
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 27, 2011, 07:13:05 PM
Phlilps blue vision bulbs for my main and dip beams turned up today  :party: with a set of free blue vision side lights but it was tippin it down outside so didnt get a chance to fit them yet  :sad1:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 27, 2011, 11:49:20 PM
Phlilps blue vision bulbs for my main and dip beams turned up today  :party: with a set of free blue vision side lights but it was tippin it down outside so didnt get a chance to fit them yet  :sad1:

Dave

Ooh, def put up picture of them fitted. I just ordered Osram Night Breakers but think these might go in my high beam and Philips in my main beam. You know they're not technically legal, yeah?  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 28, 2011, 02:03:04 AM
Beat a brand new impreza STI  from 0 to 90 mph(about 1/8th mile) from a light today. Afterward he came up alongside and gave me a happy :happy2:!

Started a new Topic/Thread titled "What did you and your MKV Kill today?"

If you're like me, you'll have 3 or 4 kills a week to post.... :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on October 28, 2011, 12:53:14 PM
car into local tuner to have itg cai fitted,forge twintercooler to follow,soon as forge get the cores made that is lol 3/4 weeks waiting apparently
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on October 28, 2011, 04:13:53 PM
Fitted interior LED lights.
Replaced them all bar the foortwells looks really good clean white light inside now.
I`m impressed :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on October 28, 2011, 04:20:56 PM
My ED30 was fitted with its build number "Limited Edition" plaque (Or not to limited it turns out LOL) which arrived today  :happy2:

http://www.tcphotos.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=5185&sid=26895&secid=1316&t=
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 28, 2011, 04:27:50 PM
Phlilps blue vision bulbs for my main and dip beams turned up today  :party: with a set of free blue vision side lights but it was tippin it down outside so didnt get a chance to fit them yet  :sad1:

Dave

Ooh, def put up picture of them fitted. I just ordered Osram Night Breakers but think these might go in my high beam and Philips in my main beam. You know they're not technically legal, yeah?  :scared:

Fitted these today.... and what an  :booty: it was, probably down to me never having tried to change them before and the fact i had to loosen my ITG and turn it up like a french horn to change the passenger side ones  :signLOL:

Didn't manage to get the side lights out yet as i was scrapping my hands, my back was aching bending over the bonnet and i've been up since half 4 this morning  :indifferent: gonna pop out later when its dark to see the difference and maybe take a few pics..... How come you say they are not technically legal? They're just uprated H7's with a slight blue tint..... no?

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 29, 2011, 09:08:50 AM
So, :stupid: Someone pulled the thread I started "What did you and your MKV kill today".
Is there a rule disallowing posts that mention racing?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on October 29, 2011, 09:11:03 AM
Yeah one of our forum member got an 18 month ban from posting he was racing so it's not worth it
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on October 29, 2011, 10:09:18 AM
I don't think he even posted it but he was  prosecuted on the basis of a youtube video that was seen by an American cop (from what I gather).

I'm sure one of the mods will post about this but essentially you're talking about advocating illegal street racing. You wouldn't post up on how to break into a house, how to steal a car. Postin about racin other cars falls into the same category IMO.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on October 30, 2011, 06:41:45 PM
That's cool, thanks!
Note to Mods; Apologies, yeah?

So today I picked up some pieces that will allow me to modify my BSH pcv stage 1 / plug cap. I hope to add a fitting to the intake plug that can be capped off until I want to clean the intake valves. When I need to clean them I'll unplug the fitting, insert the tube of the cleaner, and proceed with the spraying and cleaning process. The idea is to eliminate the hassle of placing the cleaners tube into the throttle hose/body like you'd need to with SeaFoam &/or 3M cleaners. I wanted to make this process much quicker and easier as it is a pain to get the hose off the throttle body, then placing the cleaner tube just right. I first need to make sure that the spray will not be misdirected through that part of the intake manifold. If so, Ill look at another point that would place the spray perfectly. I'll update in case anyone is interested when it's your time to clean off the intake valve build-up.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on October 30, 2011, 06:59:29 PM
Went out in mine as normal and the service light has come on and told me I've got 600miles til the next service. Only had it done end of feb but i have done nearly 10,000 since then
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 31, 2011, 08:39:28 AM
Phlilps blue vision bulbs for my main and dip beams turned up today  :party: with a set of free blue vision side lights but it was tippin it down outside so didnt get a chance to fit them yet  :sad1:

Dave

Ooh, def put up picture of them fitted. I just ordered Osram Night Breakers but think these might go in my high beam and Philips in my main beam. You know they're not technically legal, yeah?  :scared:

How come you say they are not technically legal? They're just uprated H7's with a slight blue tint..... no?

Dave

Ok, they're not technically illegal. They ARE illegal. It states on the back of the packet that they are for off-road use only in the UK and to check with the country's regulations elsewhere in Europe.

I'm not against them, probs will get myself a set tbh, but just so you are aware. Hopefully you shouldn't get any trouble from the five-oh as they'll mistake them for Xenons. Being only 5000k they should flag up the same 'boy-racer' look of HIDs in a halogen housing headlights.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 31, 2011, 02:13:34 PM
Phlilps blue vision bulbs for my main and dip beams turned up today  :party: with a set of free blue vision side lights but it was tippin it down outside so didnt get a chance to fit them yet  :sad1:

Dave

Ooh, def put up picture of them fitted. I just ordered Osram Night Breakers but think these might go in my high beam and Philips in my main beam. You know they're not technically legal, yeah?  :scared:

How come you say they are not technically legal? They're just uprated H7's with a slight blue tint..... no?

Dave

Ok, they're not technically illegal. They ARE illegal. It states on the back of the packet that they are for off-road use only in the UK and to check with the country's regulations elsewhere in Europe.

I'm not against them, probs will get myself a set tbh, but just so you are aware. Hopefully you shouldn't get any trouble from the five-oh as they'll mistake them for Xenons. Being only 5000k they should flag up the same 'boy-racer' look of HIDs in a halogen housing headlights.  :happy2:

Have you actually ever seen these bulbs when they are turned on??? They really aren't like a chavvy strong blue colour at all and are only 3400k :stupid:

More of a crisp white with no yellow tone to them like the originals i had on there, there is an ever so slight light blue glow around the reflector but the beam is white and i think looks great  :P

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skard on October 31, 2011, 02:44:17 PM
Put the Golf through the MOT a few weeks early and passed. Now had it's fourth MOT and not so much as an advisory yet.

Think I'm mental for wanting to change car...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 31, 2011, 04:05:54 PM
Phlilps blue vision bulbs for my main and dip beams turned up today  :party: with a set of free blue vision side lights but it was tippin it down outside so didnt get a chance to fit them yet  :sad1:

Dave

Ooh, def put up picture of them fitted. I just ordered Osram Night Breakers but think these might go in my high beam and Philips in my main beam. You know they're not technically legal, yeah?  :scared:

How come you say they are not technically legal? They're just uprated H7's with a slight blue tint..... no?

Dave

Ok, they're not technically illegal. They ARE illegal. It states on the back of the packet that they are for off-road use only in the UK and to check with the country's regulations elsewhere in Europe.

I'm not against them, probs will get myself a set tbh, but just so you are aware. Hopefully you shouldn't get any trouble from the five-oh as they'll mistake them for Xenons. Being only 5000k they shouldn't flag up the same 'boy-racer' look of HIDs in a halogen housing headlights.  :happy2:

Have you actually ever seen these bulbs when they are turned on??? They really aren't like a chavvy strong blue colour at all and are only 3400k :stupid:

More of a crisp white with no yellow tone to them like the originals i had on there, there is an ever so slight light blue glow around the reflector but the beam is white and i think looks great  :P

Dave

I have read reviews that these emit roughly about 5000k light compared to OEM Xenon's at 4300. I know they're not a really chavvy blue. I've seen them fitted and have already stated I fully intend on getting some as well. Just letting you know that if you took the time to read the back of the packet you would find that Philips say they are NOT for Road use in the UK. Simple point. That is all. :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 31, 2011, 04:25:05 PM
Ah ok didn't think you'd seen some on a car as i thought you was trying to say they were like the dodgy fake xenon blue bulbs or crap HID kits you see at shows that get fitted to stuff like dodgy done up mk4's  :sick:

Totally recommend them  :happy2: such an improvement over standard bulbs

Tbh i wouldn't of even thought to look on the label to see if they're UK road legal or not being made by Philips  :confused:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on October 31, 2011, 04:48:34 PM
Changed front and rear footwell lights to LEDS looks sooo much better now rather than the yellow look :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on October 31, 2011, 06:45:41 PM
How comes philips on their website advertise them on there site saying things like "illuminates the road perfectly" and "enhances road signs and road marking reflections" if they are not legal??  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on October 31, 2011, 06:49:18 PM
Changed front and rear footwell lights to LEDS looks sooo much better now rather than the yellow look :happy2:

Where did you get them ?
I have just changed all  other interior lights so looking for these now!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on October 31, 2011, 09:39:41 PM
How comes philips on their website advertise them on there site saying things like "illuminates the road perfectly" and "enhances road signs and road marking reflections" if they are not legal??  :confused:

Kinda got me stumped too  :stupid: Didn't check the packaging tbh but if dodds say's its on there it must be  :confused:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on October 31, 2011, 10:06:29 PM
Just ordered a set so will double checkand post up a picture of the small print on the back of the packaging when it arrives
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: adamf on November 01, 2011, 12:03:02 AM
Well not today but fitted coilovers and my Landrover wheels at the weekend... :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on November 01, 2011, 05:54:28 PM
Changed front and rear footwell lights to LEDS looks sooo much better now rather than the yellow look :happy2:

Where did you get them ?
I have just changed all  other interior lights so looking for these now!!

I got them on ebay, heres the link
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320627405249?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on November 02, 2011, 07:48:24 PM
Cool thanks  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 02, 2011, 08:53:59 PM

Fitted winter tyres Avon Ice touring;

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Maintenance_and_Technical/652985a2.jpg)

Wrapped summer tyres for the cellar;

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/ebf91e3c.jpg)

Crackers that Audi branded bags are 30€ and Vw logo ones are 23€

Made a subway holder;

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/821ecaa2.jpg)

Recieved flock dash bits in the post  :smiley:

Test fitted dash bits;

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/33992b8f.jpg)

Productive day :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on November 04, 2011, 09:40:54 AM
I might have totaled it today. Tires got off the pavement in a curve and when I finally got it to get back onto the road it went nuts. I thought I got it corrected from doing that but it went into a sideways slide and off into a field it went. Won't know the extent of damage until tomorrow. I guess if it looks to be totaled I'll need to pull all of my mods off and put it back together with all the stock stuff that I still have and apply my mods to my next one. But hopefully that is not the case. I had to go to the hospital due to bad back pains. Probably get pics of it tomorrow. Very sad but glad to be alive.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on November 04, 2011, 09:57:40 AM
Gutting to hear. Important thing is that you're alive and reasonably well.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 04, 2011, 11:09:56 AM
Gutted For you. glad you're okay, car can be replaced easily enough ;)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on November 04, 2011, 02:35:14 PM
Gutted For you. glad you're okay, car can be replaced easily enough ;)

+1!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: B3n on November 04, 2011, 02:56:12 PM
+2 Glad you ok :happy2:

Tfsi_Mike that dash look awsome :drool:

Well today i've given Freddie a quick wash, Was going to give it a proper going over but it look like it's going to rain any minute :sad1:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6235/6312380928_6832fc121a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64645123@N06/6312380928/)


Just can't wait to give it a full detail now :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on November 05, 2011, 01:27:15 AM
Thanks you guys. :happy2:
I went to look at it today and the bottom under the drivers side door is pushed up a bit, and that spot is likely the only damage that may determine if it is going to be totaled. It sucks if that happens, but at least I have all of the oem parts that were pulled to make room for my list of mods. My mechanic will pull all of my mods and reinstall the oem parts for me if it is totaled. So, at least I won't lose that huge chunk of change.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on November 06, 2011, 04:07:59 PM
Gutted for you, at least you can put all of the parts on another car :happy2:

I fitted my ITG intake today
The foam stuff is rubbish, it even makes my hood sit higher, and I've wound my stops down aswell. This kind of thing annoys me as I have to adjust about 400 hoods a week in my job, and cant even get my own car to sit right!
On another note, I like the sound better than the twintake. It doesnt look as nice, but how often do I look under the bonnet :laugh:

(http://daz.co/media/b150/heavyd123/59d8763b.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on November 06, 2011, 05:02:12 PM
^^^ You mean the foam on top of the battery cover makes it sit higher or the side part on the left? My one sits flush with my bonnet so you might just need to adjust it a little if you can to get a better fit

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on November 07, 2011, 12:15:12 PM
Car in to get Forge twintercooler fitted today,so should be a nice bit of eye candy and also aid some cooling,although not the best time to fit it as we are chapping on winters door lmao
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: adamf on November 07, 2011, 12:49:05 PM
At least you will gwt to suck in all that nice cold air we have got  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: paul896 on November 07, 2011, 01:34:00 PM
went to the VW garage to have a meeting with the service and after sales manager about the shoddy work they did on my car!

and he stood me up! waited for 30min and no sign of him! GTI is a great car to take ur rage out on tho  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jonm on November 07, 2011, 03:26:54 PM
Mine upset me this morning! got in it at 4:30am and one of the headlight bulbs decided to blow!!!! oh well... just means the Yellow ones will be fitted now!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 07, 2011, 04:15:25 PM
That happened to me a couple of weeks ago and it cost me 500 euros in the end :( new bulb new control module and labour and diagnosis. gits
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: blackmagic on November 07, 2011, 10:08:10 PM
Been out enjoying stage 2+  :smiley: fitted Milltek resonated cat back myself last weekend and had my revo and downpipe fitted this weekend. Whole new level of torque! Sig needs a mod now
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on November 08, 2011, 08:40:01 PM
Got my scabby Monzas refurbed(for winter :grin:) and now totally blinged !!!!
Will put them on tomorrow :happy2:
Also sorted out my footwell lights changed the bulbs to LEDs(now all the interior lights are the same) got a spooky ghostly glow from inside when I leave or open the car :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 08, 2011, 08:41:37 PM

Renewed the cabin filter for a charcoal one to help prevent condensation on screen and odors from outside
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on November 08, 2011, 10:42:35 PM
Met with the insurance adjuster today where my '07 is. He believes it's not totaled :happy2:.

They can replace the side body panel along the lower portion of the door, replace the fender and door, replace the front and rear control arms, replace 3 of the 4 wheels, replace the front frame bracket where the radiator and fmic are, replace the front bumper and under panels, and paint it all.

So, very happy about that because I spent nearly what it is worth now in 'blue book value'. I was kinda getting excited to own a new 'R', but happier to keep the bunny!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on November 08, 2011, 11:01:42 PM
Top news! Haven't had the pleasure in the flesh but your git looks ace in the pic! :drool:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on November 09, 2011, 05:20:55 PM
My Candy ED30 was today fitted with its new front Tyres ready for the wet season, Toyo Proxes T1R's, been using them on previous cars for almost 6 years now so stuck with what i know  :happy2:

Now I just need to replace those crappy weird named brands on the rear (Brand new Tyres but cheap rubbish fitted by previous owner due to him being skint  :sick:)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: 81lly on November 09, 2011, 05:32:32 PM
Went for a drive to pickup the standard exhaust system as the Milltek is coming offf tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on November 13, 2011, 05:13:22 PM
Winter tyres on (yesterday).

Managed part 2 of my winter prep.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 13, 2011, 05:21:31 PM

Connected battery conditioner, wiped screen and put frost protector on screen.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: B3n on November 13, 2011, 05:52:16 PM
Gave him a Hoover then just looked at it for 10mins checking what needs doing next weekend for the winter prep.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on November 13, 2011, 06:19:22 PM
Prep. washed ready for a polish and 2x collinite on wednesday.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Sarah on November 15, 2011, 11:43:24 PM
I treated my mk5 to a forge twintake, all fitted today  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on November 16, 2011, 05:33:14 AM
All I can do every day is wish I hadn't wrecked it.
I got a phone call from my doctor this morning informing me that the emergency room crew and
the physicians assistant both, missed/overlooked that a have a broken 12th vertebrae. And this is why I'm likely in so much pain.
I don't know which one of us will get better first. Me or my MKV... :sad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on November 16, 2011, 12:00:37 PM
The MKV!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 16, 2011, 12:02:41 PM

Changed my interior bulbs for white LEDs

Put her back on charge

That is all  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on November 17, 2011, 02:51:18 PM
R32/S3 front brakes arrived from DaveB today  :party: fantastically packaged and looking like new  :notworthy:

Can't wait to get them fitted on my car  :driver: unfortunately it'll be about a week or so till i can get them done  :sad1:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: B3n on November 17, 2011, 03:36:40 PM
Today got I got Freddie all prepped for winter.

Snow foamed
Washed
Clay'd
Polished with Werkstatt Prime strong with a DA polisher
2 coats of Colly 476 2 hours apart
Inbetween coats of wax I prepped the glass with Nanolex glass polish and applied Nanolex Urban glass.
Megs endurance tyre gel

Started at 8am and ive just finished :sleepy: :sleepy:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/6353778595_520d4b7a37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64645123@N06/6353778595/)


Tomorrow I attempt the interior :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on November 18, 2011, 04:18:52 AM
Made a sound clip of my intake and DV boost release. Is there something wrong with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5j8Jioan1w
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on November 18, 2011, 12:47:53 PM
Well the 18oz can of collinite 476 and applicator pads and buffing cloths arrived this morning, so tomorrow my Candy Ed30 will be treated to a full wash and then an afternoon polish.
I have also been talked into cutting my mothers roof on her Mk5 Golf as it shows damage from bird crap and the remnants of the ash cloud as it was sat for 3 months not being used (she only does 800 miles per year  :surprised:), once that has been done she has talked my father into "Borrowing" some of my collinite to wax hers to seal it for the winter, my father said he will do both hers and his own car as long as he can find his oribital polishing tool somewhere in the garage, hope he finds that as i might have a borrow meself  :happy2:.

So thats whats hapnin with my MK5 this weekend  :innocent:

What about yours?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 18, 2011, 02:05:30 PM

Replaced the fuse I blew the other day and gave her a quick foam and wash

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/69006e81.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/ee4e5371.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/b3b47520.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on November 18, 2011, 04:24:53 PM
well, I found a few faults that need sorting, so I've done a to do list:

seat bolster - get quotes to sort
rust spot on arch - take to VW
Investigate knocking noise

All annoying, and this is delaying my remap, brake upgrade and stainless steel exhaust.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: welikeaps on November 19, 2011, 05:02:19 PM
Today got I got Freddie all prepped for winter.

Snow foamed
Washed
Clay'd
Polished with Werkstatt Prime strong with a DA polisher
2 coats of Colly 476 2 hours apart
Inbetween coats of wax I prepped the glass with Nanolex glass polish and applied Nanolex Urban glass.
Megs endurance tyre gel

Started at 8am and ive just finished :sleepy: :sleepy:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/6353778595_520d4b7a37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/64645123@N06/6353778595/)


Tomorrow I attempt the interior :happy2:


^^^Me likey.

Today I gave my interior a clean, dressed all plastics, rubbers and fitted my winter mats.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on November 19, 2011, 05:09:34 PM
Took alloys off to give them a good clean and abit of tlc before the winter gets here :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Eccie on November 21, 2011, 11:13:10 PM
Washed the car and found a screw in one tyre :fighting:

So decided to put the winter boots on..........and while i had the wheels off I decided to paint the rusty hubs and seal and polish my calipers :ashamed:

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/gpe/c5063eb5.jpg)

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/gpe/72a76f1d.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MPS on November 21, 2011, 11:22:01 PM
What make are the winter tyres? Me likey
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Eccie on November 21, 2011, 11:28:24 PM
What make are the winter tyres? Me likey

Nokian WR G2
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stuartDLK on November 21, 2011, 11:53:36 PM
Today my mk5 GTi went in to the local VW garage to get the coil packs put in. Didnt realise they needed done until a friend who works in VW took my serial number to check had they been done. Free of charge which was a bonus!  :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: laserblue999 on November 22, 2011, 12:37:32 AM
A quick detail then to the DVLA to get the private number plate sorted!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on November 22, 2011, 12:34:21 PM
Washed the car and found a screw in one tyre :fighting:
I did this at the weekend. Got the winter tyres on and took the summer tyres in for storage. Found a whopping great big nail in one. No idea how long it had been there and funnily enough, the pressures were bang on when I had checked very recently.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on November 22, 2011, 04:47:33 PM
My new black front VW emblem arrived from Eurowagons this morning, removed the front grill and swapped it for the rather tired looking original silver one  :smiley: Nice little 2 minute job

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gladiator on November 23, 2011, 08:50:48 PM
Driving to an appointment this morning with my hands free headset on, mobile rang and I picked it up to press the answer button......little did I know that an eagle eyed police sergeant was standing at the top of the hill I was travelling down and straight onto his radio to his colleagues doing spot checks at the bottom of the hill telling them I was texting on my mobile!!

The friendly PCSO pulled me over as I wound down my window and ended the call was told why he had pulled me over.

I proceeded in telling him I wasn't texting and simply picked up the call and had my headset on!  :innocent:

He checked my call and message log which confirmed I did not pick up a message/text and could see the call received, however he got onto the radio to his sergeant who insisted on giving me a ticket - £60 and 3 points.....thanks very much  :fighting:

Im going to contest this but wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience and managed to get theirs overturned?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on November 23, 2011, 09:01:41 PM
Well as long as you keep the call and text history and prove the time of the incident surely you'd have a good case to challenge it if they are doing you for texting while driving..... Sounds like the Sergeant is just being an  :booty:

Fair enough if you had the phone to your ear or texting away but police seem to have lost all grasp of common sense and being reasonable and consistent  :stupid:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gladiator on November 23, 2011, 09:22:59 PM
Well as long as you keep the call and text history and prove the time of the incident surely you'd have a good case to challenge it if they are doing you for texting while driving..... Sounds like the Sergeant is just being an  :booty:

Fair enough if you had the phone to your ear or texting away but police seem to have lost all grasp of common sense and being reasonable and consistent  :stupid:

Dave

I know, I did ask if they were pulling over people smoking or eating an apple at the wheel as surely that was just an dangerous!!

I knew by that stage they would not see sense so spoke my mind.....whilst keeping calm of course!!  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on November 23, 2011, 09:36:16 PM
Just so annoying and frustrating when it happens  :fighting: got done for speeding and given 3 points and £60 back in august which i took on the chin as i was guilty but so were the 3 other cars around me at the time but only i get pulled over cos im driving a sporty looking car and they all just speed off  :stupid: sorry to rant but it really makes my blood boil when its selectively handed out like that.....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on November 24, 2011, 01:22:39 AM
All of the suspension parts came in today for my busted up MKV. The airbag and seat-belt haven't yet come in though. Just did order 4 new wheels and tires for it today. The shop should have all of the suspension put together in a week or so, and then it's sent off to the body-shop for the front bumper, left door and fender plus paint. I miss driving it, and the Mazda 6 rent-a-car I'm stuck with is a poor, very poor sad substitute.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: richtung on November 24, 2011, 07:58:07 AM
Got the Ed30 all ready for winter

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,38066.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,38066.0.html)

Rich
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on November 25, 2011, 09:03:31 PM

Made some winter mats from rubber matting.
Not the most refined but save my carpets!

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/d8641a9b.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Mini_mods/43ff5c7d.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on November 26, 2011, 02:14:17 PM
not today but last week i replaced both my rear tyres then swapped the fronts to rears, the tyres i took off i fitted 18months ago and have covered 30,000 miles on them, they still had about 3 mm of tread but they were worn on the inner edge, im fairly sure i wont see 30k out of the ones ive fitted
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: perky85 on November 26, 2011, 05:19:58 PM
I got the inner light units wired up as part of the sidelights today.

Looks cool, but as i will be fitting new rear lights soon, I will not be re-creating this mod as its a bit messy!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gti yorks on November 26, 2011, 06:13:19 PM
Driving to an appointment this morning with my hands free headset on, mobile rang and I picked it up to press the answer button......little did I know that an eagle eyed police sergeant was standing at the top of the hill I was travelling down and straight onto his radio to his colleagues doing spot checks at the bottom of the hill telling them I was texting on my mobile!!

The friendly PCSO pulled me over as I wound down my window and ended the call was told why he had pulled me over.

I proceeded in telling him I wasn't texting and simply picked up the call and had my headset on!  :innocent:

He checked my call and message log which confirmed I did not pick up a message/text and could see the call received, however he got onto the radio to his sergeant who insisted on giving me a ticket - £60 and 3 points.....thanks very much  :fighting:

Im going to contest this but wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience and managed to get theirs overturned?


they are tossers mate, i got caught for the exact same thing on the A1 a few months back,  the copper took great joy in telling me its an offence to even hold a mobile phone while driving, hence i now have 3 points on my licence :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on November 26, 2011, 06:48:34 PM
You're not meant to be touching/using anything that isn't connected to or part of the car. Technically means pressing the answer button on your handsfree ear piece isn't allowed.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on November 27, 2011, 05:57:20 PM
Just finished polishing my calippers,how sad am i lmao. :rolleye:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on November 27, 2011, 06:00:51 PM
All paintwork has at least two layers of sealant.

Next weekend: remove the feckin' residue!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on November 27, 2011, 06:34:28 PM
Well after 18 holes of Golf in a club match winter fourball (we won 2 & 1), wind was blowing 35-40 all day s was interesting to say the least!.

Once home with blue skies and 4 hours of light left I decided now was the time to wash and clay my Candy Ed30.

Car was first washed with Meguiars NXT shampoo/cleanser with a microfibre Wash Mitt, then fully dried off with a Chamois. After the car was dried I then buffed it with a clean cloth and then I ran my hands over the paintwork and could physically feel the roughness of the paint and after looking at paintwork spotted quite a few areas with tiny black spots and quite a lot of red ones and even a blue one!!.

Then it was time for attacking the car with some Meguiars Clay and detailing lube. Using a brand new bar of clay and the detailing spray I got to work.

I could not believe the amount of crap the clay was picking up, the grey clay soon turned from grey to reddy/brown, flipped it over and started again, the clay must have got folded about 20 times such was the contaminants it was picking up!, worst offending areas were the roof/Bonnett/tailgate and the lower parts of doors, the other areas were not too bad )so thats upper doors basically  :wink:). I only did the metal panels today, I will do the front and rear bumpers another day as I wanted to wax the car after to seal things up.
I used collinite 476s and gave it 1 coat, left for 10 mins and then buffed off with a micrfibre cloth, once this was done it was time to get the dual action buffer on the job to really make it shine  :happy2:.

Once that was done the light was just starting to fade so it was good timing really.

Hopefully will get another nice day soon to Wash/Clay/Wax the bunmpers and sideskirts, and then I will give the whole car another session with the collinite 476s and the bbuffer, that was my day anyway, no pics unfirtunately as I was that "In the zone" I totally forgot and by the time I remembered it was dark  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: P4ulo on November 27, 2011, 09:16:38 PM
Last week on the Jetta I noticed that the rear fog light wasn't working.
Changed the bulb - no change.
Ordered a £3.55 bulb holder from VW, swapped it over and presto working again!

Booked it in for cambelt, water-pump and full service at my local VW specialist (and good chap to boot) for mid december. YAY!

Now, the fuel flap doesn't close properly (locking bit not engaging) so I've got to get that bit apart now - DAMMIT!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jaywoo-GTI on November 28, 2011, 10:07:34 AM
I got the inner light units wired up as part of the sidelights today.

Looks cool, but as i will be fitting new rear lights soon, I will not be re-creating this mod as its a bit messy!!

Any pics?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on November 30, 2011, 10:02:27 PM
We won the Traffic light Grand Prix against an early Porsche Boxster 2.5, and even got a smile from the female driver!

Bodyshop tomorrow for corrosin on rear o/s wheelarch.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 07, 2011, 09:17:32 AM
I went to the shop to visit it. Finally has all the control arms and tie-rods on it. It's going to the body-shop tomorrow. Been too long...Nov.3rd was a long time ago. :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on December 07, 2011, 10:22:39 AM
Swapped out Eibach Sportline springs for Eiback Pro's.
Much comfier and my alloys and wings are now friends (used to be arch-enemies!!)  :wink:

Plus I fitted a Milltek big bore downpipe and cat-back exhaust with twin exit exhuast GT80 style tips.  :happy2:

No pics yet as car is filthy and it was dark by the time i finished.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 08, 2011, 09:28:07 AM
That's different. Others have said Pro's were stiffer than the Sport's. Like H&R's Race versus supersports. You had wider wheels or spacers on with the sportlines? I had them before, and only rubbed with 8mm spacers on.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on December 08, 2011, 01:17:46 PM
they are tossers mate, i got caught for the exact same thing on the A1 a few months back,  the copper took great joy in telling me its an offence to even hold a mobile phone while driving, hence i now have 3 points on my licence :sad1:
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before you know it coppers will be pulling you over as they saw you scratch your nuts whilst driving.

I ahve BT headset and I got pulled over for "allegedley" pressing the button on my ear to activate the call, I told him quite politely that it was on automatic answer and that i was just pushing it into my ear at the time as it was coming out, my mobile phone was in the centre console at the time and he knew that.

he gave me warning (Not sure about what really, scratching my ear? lol) and send me on my way.

 I got pulled for "speeding" once in North Wales on way back from a week in Abersoch with 2 of my mates.

I was in a contraflow doing 40mph and was behind 2 other cars with another car behind me then copper behind him.
Anyway after we merged back to correct lane the speed restriction stayed at 40mph and he took this opportunity to pass the car behind me and sit behind me doing 40mph (while the cars in front moved further ahead!!.

he sat there for the half mile and we were doing bang on 37 on GPS (speedo read 40mph) and then the de-resticted sign came and i slowly accelerated upto 70mph (dual carriageway), he then tailed me for halfmile and pulled me over for doing 48mph in a 40!!!!!!!

I had it out with him at side of road before he "Invoited" me into hsi car where he proceeded to generally wind me up!.

I sat there and basically said i was doing 37mph and had 2 witnesses to that fact, he then said to me who is gonna belive 3 english lads in a welsh court?

Could not quite believe it!!!. Anyway I took the ticket (what else could i do lol).

Funniest thing was tho, he was obviosuly not that great at paperwork as it took 20 months for the letter of intended prosecution to arrive, I then gave it the maximum 14 days before my reply, then another 9 months passed before my license was requested, it got retuirned to me 6 months later and it was then I noticed that the dates were wrong as the "Alleged offence" happened in July 2005 and the endorsement was dated Jan 2008, put my license back an envelope with a copy of the original ticket he gave with correct date on it, another 3 months passes they write to me saying it was mistake and license then arrived with original date of July 2005, by which time it was 42 months since the alleged offense, waited 6 months then sent license back to have them removed.

I took great pleasure in sending a letter to the copper congratulating them on their efficiency with the paperwork and that the points had after all only been on my license for 6 months before being removed.

It was only then that my friend Alison (solictor) said I could have got them waived altogether as intended prosecution was too long from alleged offense, ah well, now have a clean license and avoid coppers in wales althogether, when I was last there one pulled in behind me and I immediately pulled over, got out and lit a ciggie. He asked what i was doing and I said "Having a Smoke!", I was told by one of my work colleagues (ex Traffic copper) that they need to be behind you for at LEAST half mile (preferably over 1 mile) to average your speed so I was not giving him the chance  :booty:.
When I set off I pootled along the 60mph lanes at 45mph until he turned off  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DanBoy on December 08, 2011, 01:28:42 PM
Yesterday I took mine for MOT which it passed with no problems, and today I've ordered my new tyres so I can finally get my BBS rims back on the car  :drool:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 08, 2011, 05:04:41 PM

Packed her for the final journey to England.  See ya later Germany  :sad1:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: perky85 on December 08, 2011, 07:02:28 PM
I got the inner light units wired up as part of the sidelights today.

Looks cool, but as i will be fitting new rear lights soon, I will not be re-creating this mod as its a bit messy!!

Any pics?

Have a look here mate

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,38543.0.html
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: john87 on December 08, 2011, 07:08:37 PM
sat in a tailback for about 40 minutes while the golf was jiggled side to side by 70mph winds! Heated seat on setting 1, thank you  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on December 08, 2011, 07:16:09 PM
That's different. Others have said Pro's were stiffer than the Sport's. Like H&R's Race versus supersports. You had wider wheels or spacers on with the sportlines? I had them before, and only rubbed with 8mm spacers on.

Hmmm, the Pro's def seem comfier than the Sportline's and just the same amount of roll/stiffness as them - very little.  :happy2: I had BBS CH reps on before my current wheels. they were 18 x 8 ET 45 so got nice anf friendly with my passengerside arch, never the drivers side tho.  :stupid: I had done the screw arch mod too. Now that I'm up a few more MM's I'm so tempted by the BBS VZ's in gunmetal. Pity Christmas has raided my piggy bank first.  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MK4CRAIG on December 08, 2011, 07:21:01 PM
Give it a good coat of wax ready for the winter

(http://daz.co/media/i173/mk4craig/IMG_9517.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on December 08, 2011, 07:32:17 PM
Give it a good coat of wax ready for the winter

(http://daz.co/media/i173/mk4craig/IMG_9517.jpg)



Hubba Hubba, that is on stunning car. Very OEM+(ish) Just goes to show that gunmetal/anthracite wheels look good on virtually every colour of car. T'will be the colour I go for when my wheels get refurbed over winter.

Top notch.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sundance on December 09, 2011, 09:53:13 AM
Discovered 2 things:

1) My car definitely feels more 'whooshy'  on Tesco Momentum 99 than it does on V-Power  :surprised:
2) VW Twickenham cannot set tyre pressures properly as I found mine were out (only did them last week)

Correcting the pressures and with the better fuel has resulted in more  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 09, 2011, 12:27:33 PM
That's different. Others have said Pro's were stiffer than the Sport's. Like H&R's Race versus supersports. You had wider wheels or spacers on with the sportlines? I had them before, and only rubbed with 8mm spacers on.

Hmmm, the Pro's def seem comfier than the Sportline's and just the same amount of roll/stiffness as them - very little.  :happy2: I had BBS CH reps on before my current wheels. they were 18 x 8 ET 45 so got nice anf friendly with my passengerside arch, never the drivers side tho.  :stupid: I had done the screw arch mod too. Now that I'm up a few more MM's I'm so tempted by the BBS VZ's in gunmetal. Pity Christmas has raided my piggy bank first.  :confused:

You know, I've heard the same a couple of times now that you mention it. Strange and similar that one side would rub. Here's something I had forgotten to think about considering ride comfort, differing dampers and their condition...right?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 09, 2011, 12:32:37 PM
Finally got my mkv to the body shop today. It spent way too much time having all of the mechanics and suspension sorted along with waiting for the wheels to come in. Kind of excited now. Thinking of having the center portion of the bonnet/hood painted satin black and maybe the top too.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 09, 2011, 10:21:56 PM

Drove from Germany for the last time.  England is rubbish  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 10, 2011, 08:23:48 AM
So...glad to be going back?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on December 10, 2011, 08:27:48 AM
Serviced mine and had 2 new pilot sport 3 tyres fitted
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 10, 2011, 08:48:04 AM
So...glad to be going back?

Nope  :sick: :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 10, 2011, 10:57:16 AM
Germany sounds like a really nice spot. I loved Italy. Didn't want to leave. I couldn't understand why some people we talked with wanted to be here in the US. Would be happy to trade places with them.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on December 10, 2011, 05:34:16 PM
Gave the exhaust tips a clean.

Also cleaned up the wiper blades too.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on December 10, 2011, 06:10:44 PM
Gave the Candy ED30 a good wash (meguiars NXT shampoo and microfibre wash mitt), followed by Iron-X sprayed on metal panels, then rinsed off and washed again.
Then it was clayed with Meguairs clay and Dodo Juice Born Slippy lube, then dried off and treated to a coat of Collinite 476s, buffed off by hand then rotary polished, then another coat of 476s, buffed again and then finished off with rotary polisher.

I Skipped the Dodo Juice Lime Prime paint cleaner before polishing as I really could not be bothered today  :P

Applied 2 coats of Poorboys to the wheels and stood back and admired my 4 hours work, then took a trip to town to get some Xmas shopping done and came back and car was filthy again  :ashamed:

It was only when i got home I thought I could take some pictures but as it was dirty again I did not bother  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: vRS_Pagey on December 10, 2011, 09:00:18 PM
Went up to the dealers to order an armrest etc. Sweet lord I didn't know there were that many parts involved! Bet I've ordered the wrong bit anyway, or too many!  If anyone's got a fitting guide or similar, I would be hugely grateful if you would send it to me. We also drooled over an R32 which sounded the absolute nuts. Oh and showed an octavia vrs a clean pair of heels on the way home :happy2:


That wouldn't have been mine...... :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on December 10, 2011, 09:05:17 PM
today i sorted my non working temp gauge, it is the sensor in the head, funny as soon as id called TPS to send it out monday morning it started working again :scared:

if anyone wants a how to on fitting a centre arm rest i can email you a PDF file
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 11, 2011, 03:49:34 PM

Acquired a creaking noise from o/s/f since hitting a bump on the god damn w4nk uk roads.  Brill.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: tomolambo on December 11, 2011, 04:21:07 PM
went to tesco 5th time in 3 weeks to find out they still dont have any Momentum 99
&
fitted me new black front grill badge
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 11, 2011, 06:00:39 PM
went to tesco 5th time in 3 weeks to find out they still dont have any Momentum 99
&
fitted me new black front grill badge

On the topic been caught out a second time not being near a tesco or shell.
So annoyed.  Nearly every garage in Germany has 98 as standard super and 100 and 102 as super plus.
 :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: tomolambo on December 11, 2011, 06:10:18 PM
went to tesco 5th time in 3 weeks to find out they still dont have any Momentum 99
&
fitted me new black front grill badge

On the topic been caught out a second time not being near a tesco or shell.
So annoyed.  Nearly every garage in Germany has 98 as standard super and 100 and 102 as super plus.
 :fighting:

i drive past a shell to get to the tesco, as its cheaper  :mad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on December 11, 2011, 06:13:41 PM
Gave her a valet yesterday Gleeming

how pointless was that its tipping down and cant see the benefits! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on December 13, 2011, 10:11:54 PM

Have found out that my 'Laser Blue' Mk5 GTi is not Laser blue, but Shadow blue!

Garage sold it as Laser blue, but a few of you have pointed out in my photos that it looks a little dark, so I checked the paintcode on the web, and, hey presto,it's shadow blue.

Oh well, I love this colour, whatever it's called!

 :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 13, 2011, 10:26:06 PM

Had an MOT and went to DVLA to get a V5 after moving back to England, DVLA Office in Sheffield have gone on strike cause their office is closing next year.  :fighting:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on December 13, 2011, 10:59:57 PM
got full milltek exhaust, arb, forge twintake, forge intercooler, tarox 345 10 pots brakes and walk fitted today

first impressions what the hell is this noise?? - ha it's forge twintake....
brakes not bedded in yet and feel similar to standard gti brakes but expect them to be brilliant once bedded - did anybody have the same impressions regarding fitting big brake kit from AP, VW racing etc???

what impresses me most is though is walk and arb, car feels so planted and hardly any body roll in turns also rare wheel spin in this sh*tty weather...

generally very happy although still running stage 1 with all this gear, this will change at the weekend once I visit my local tuner for stage 2+

was hoping to have billsteins b12 fitted today but did not arrive from Germany so this is still on my to do list, hopefully this year

also fitted ths engine mounts at the weekend and bushes and very happy with those... some sweet noise and very little jerkiness...

Paul
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: alackofspeed on December 17, 2011, 07:08:26 PM
Changed front arms and all bushes...... took 6 hours, when it should have taken just over 1 including realigning the car. Why did it take so long? One of the M10 console bolts didn't want to undo, which I concluded was only going to be a one-way journey... so I sheered the head off and dealt with the aftermath.

So anyone thinking about removing their car's console bushes - be warned it might be a bigger job than you first expect.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 17, 2011, 09:13:22 PM

Wheel off, R clip out, damn I don't have a decent punch to remove pad retaining pin, R clip back on, wheel back on, off to Halfords.

Buy punch, starts to rain.  Fail  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mackie1 on December 18, 2011, 05:36:41 PM
New R32 rear end and full Milltek fitted yesterday. Neuspeed power pulley kit and ECS oil filter housing fitted whilst getting my timing belt and water pump done on Thursday. Busy (and bloody expensive) week!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on December 18, 2011, 07:05:08 PM
Found that my splitter is properly peppered from all the grit and also got a huge stone chip on my front wing  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 18, 2011, 08:50:09 PM

Covered my front and rear screen with frost protection
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: boxxer1973 on December 18, 2011, 11:00:22 PM
looked at trading it on a S3 and got offered £4500  :sick: where has the money gone in mk5's
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sundance on December 19, 2011, 11:32:16 AM

Covered my front and rear screen with frost protection

Was this Rain-X Weatherbeater 2in1 or something else?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on December 19, 2011, 11:40:40 AM

Covered my front and rear screen with frost protection

Was this Rain-X Weatherbeater 2in1 or something else?

Something else  :signLOL:

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/a1576d9a.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on December 19, 2011, 11:43:51 AM
That will work  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on December 19, 2011, 10:49:27 PM
Ordered some pro race1.2's in Anthracite and some Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres... ;-)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on December 20, 2011, 03:03:50 PM
where r u getting the alloys from?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sundance on December 20, 2011, 06:36:59 PM
LOL@Tfsi_Mike haha!!

Here's what I got installed today:

(http://daz.co/media/sundance43/Mk5_Golf_GTI_Shared/187bee0c.jpg)

I know have iPhone-tunage pumping through the speakers  :happy2:

Got the head unit for £150 - not bad and it solves my iPod headache without breaking the bank!  :jump move:


Cheers

Ash
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on December 20, 2011, 07:32:30 PM
Had its fourth year service. £650 or so!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on December 20, 2011, 07:35:01 PM
Had its fourth year service. £650 or so!

How much??
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Deacon on December 20, 2011, 07:55:56 PM
Had its fourth year service. £650 or so!

Wow! What did they do?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on December 20, 2011, 09:31:14 PM
Ordered some pro race1.2's in Anthracite and some Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres... ;-)

Wheels turned up today...

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/83e18d7d.jpg)

Can't wait for the tyres to arrive and get them fitted...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Russ_leeds on December 20, 2011, 11:16:50 PM
they look  :drool: dom
what colour are they?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on December 20, 2011, 11:28:54 PM
they look  :drool: dom
what colour are they?

Anthracite buddy;-)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on December 22, 2011, 09:55:07 AM
Ordered Bilstein dampers today. OEM ones are tired and getting retired.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 03, 2012, 08:18:15 AM
I'm missing my MKV. Two months now in the shop for repairs of the Nov. 3rd wreck. :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 06, 2012, 05:54:49 PM
Well today I made up the looms for the door warning light mod. Hopefully if it stops dry tomorrow I will be fitting them.

(http://daz.co/media/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0112.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on January 06, 2012, 06:55:34 PM

Launch practice!!

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 08, 2012, 04:47:01 AM
Well today I made up the looms for the door warning light mod. Hopefully if it stops dry tomorrow I will be fitting them.

(http://daz.co/media/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0112.jpg)

Hope to see the pics!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 08, 2012, 08:30:04 AM
Gave mine a go with the Detailing World Stick.. :drinking:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=246929
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: reflex11 on January 08, 2012, 05:23:32 PM
Had its fourth year service. £650 or so!

Wow! What did they do?
as its 4 years im guessing cambelt/waterpump
maybe oil change/filter
brakes etc all adds up :X
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 12, 2012, 12:55:55 PM
Well today I made up the looms for the door warning light mod. Hopefully if it stops dry tomorrow I will be fitting them.

(http://daz.co/media/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0112.jpg)

Hope to see the pics!

Here some pics finally fitted.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_5586.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_5588.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jaywoo-GTI on January 12, 2012, 02:10:34 PM
Were they difficult to do? wouldn't mine two for my doors?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: AjayB on January 12, 2012, 02:16:28 PM
Well today I made up the looms for the door warning light mod. Hopefully if it stops dry tomorrow I will be fitting them.

(http://daz.co/media/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0112.jpg)

Hope to see the pics!

Here some pics finally fitted.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_5586.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_5588.jpg)



I'd love them for mine toooo!  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 12, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
Were they difficult to do? wouldn't mine two for my doors?

No not really. Hardest bit is gettin the door card off.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jaywoo-GTI on January 12, 2012, 03:24:48 PM
Do you have to run any new wires other than the ones shown or have a different door controller?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on January 12, 2012, 06:47:25 PM
Is there a guide for this? Looks really smart  :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 12, 2012, 06:57:17 PM
I used a combination of guides. There is one on the my-gti site and also found one on the r32oc forum aswell. Also had a little point in the right direction from morty as to which pins I should be using as the guides are abit conflicting. I do have the correct pin locations written down for the gen 3 controllers along with part numbers if anyone wants them. Earlier gen controllers are slightly different but is explained on my-gti.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sf1506 on January 13, 2012, 10:19:43 AM
If you could post up the info you have I think it would be a massive help mate
 :happy2: :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sundance on January 13, 2012, 01:30:55 PM
Adjusted the tyre pressures to 'recommended' values (i.e. 36psi all round).  I am running Monza 2 18"...

Found this destroyed the handling 'feel' as the steering is now ever so light and I absolutely hate it!  :sick:

I'm going to have to drop them down to 34psi and see if that improves things but currently it drives like crap!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on January 13, 2012, 03:11:07 PM
Conversely, I hate low tyre pressures. Once came out of a dealership and the car felt sluggish and unresponsive. Was found to have 32psi all round. Inflated up to 37psi and the car was spot on.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DMcG on January 13, 2012, 04:14:42 PM
Fitted new wipers and MK6 / scirroco LED no. plate lights.
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Post by: Kregiel on January 13, 2012, 07:58:20 PM
Fitted plate number LEDs and spent half day trying to get to the canbus gateway from the engine bay to fit POlar FIS.... supposedly much better access than from inside. Just couldn't take off the 2nd wiper blade

to be continued tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 14, 2012, 06:58:59 AM
Well today I made up the looms for the door warning light mod. Hopefully if it stops dry tomorrow I will be fitting them.

(http://daz.co/media/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0112.jpg)

Hope to see the pics!

Here some pics finally fitted.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_5586.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_5588.jpg)



That does look nice!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 14, 2012, 07:01:34 AM
I finally received my mkv from the body shop today. There is still a dozen or so small issues I'm not happy about. So it will be going back on Monday. Love the flat black on the center of the bonnet and the roof.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sundance on January 14, 2012, 09:26:16 AM
Conversely, I hate low tyre pressures. Once came out of a dealership and the car felt sluggish and unresponsive. Was found to have 32psi all round. Inflated up to 37psi and the car was spot on.

Horses for courses isn't it? :)  There is definitely more speed with 36PSI (down to less rolling resistance?).  I'm going to try dropping the fronts to 34PSI and leave the rears on 36PSI - hopefully that should provide a compromise  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 14, 2012, 01:45:33 PM

Fitted neeter forge vacuum take off to inlet manifold.

Quick wash. (foam / rinse / foam / hand wash / rinse / very quick over roof with SRP)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/87c1bd0d.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/e4dae647.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/1e2015e3.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/cdd58517.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/447d42c4.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/9ee57c5a.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/a672e8a2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GarethB on January 14, 2012, 01:57:48 PM
Looking good Mike  :happy2:

What suspension are you running? - ride height looks spot on

EDIT - just spotted the KWV3 part of your build thread  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 14, 2012, 01:59:59 PM
Looking good Mike  :happy2:

What suspension are you running? - ride height looks spot on

Thanks Gareth  :happy2:  KW Variant 3, oem top mounts, TTs lower arms

Recently raised it 15-20mm not as happy with the look but have altered the geometry with TT arms so if I want it as low will need to pull the arches
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 14, 2012, 02:02:13 PM
Very nice  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on January 14, 2012, 06:43:41 PM
Must be a relief to be able to wash it without fear of prosecution!
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 14, 2012, 06:52:43 PM
Must be a relief to be able to wash it without fear of prosecution!

It was bloody brilliant! Took my sweet time and made lots and lots of bubbles & foam  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: AndyED30 on January 14, 2012, 09:23:16 PM
Cleaned engine bay.

Due to the sun actually making an appearance today I thought I'd give the engine bay a bloody good clean up!

Bring out the AG engine degreaser and some MF cloths........................and some effort!

(http://daz.co/media/l588/AndyED30/2012-01-14143058.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/l588/AndyED30/2012-01-14143011.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/l588/AndyED30/2012-01-14142932.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on January 14, 2012, 09:48:45 PM
The garage diagnosed a boost leak which will hopefully be sorted soon. Its in need of a good wash but just havent got time!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 15, 2012, 03:12:24 AM
tfsi Mike, what's the foam you use often for the cleaning?

And what's the deal with washing your car? Is there something wrong with that?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 15, 2012, 07:45:38 AM
tfsi Mike, what's the foam you use often for the cleaning?

And what's the deal with washing your car? Is there something wrong with that?

Auto brite Magi foam  :happy2:  very good.  Although to cover one car I use a full bottle of solution (1.5" of foam) Is that normal? I think I'm going to look for a better lance.


I lived in Germany for 4 years where you are not allowed to use detergents or shampoos of any kind washing you car.  It's an environmental thing shampoo running into the poor grass  :confused: :fighting:

There are lots of dedicated wash box / jet wash places dotted about that you are allowed to use but the amount of time I spend washin I would work out a fortune .  So when I washed my car, especially when I foamed it I was being a bit naughty and couldn't relax and take my time.

Moved back to England now though where I can wash to my hearts content lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 15, 2012, 09:03:40 AM
Actually took the Winter covers off it from being wrapped up for a week after its detailing session and gave it a dam good thrapping :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on January 15, 2012, 02:30:21 PM
Actually took the Winter covers off it from being wrapped up for a week after its detailing session and gave it a dam good thrapping :party:

....Great day for a "thrapping" (a Steve Special form of "thrashing"?) - Cold air for the turbo, dry roads, bright blue skies and sunny....... Purrfect!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Dannyboy88 on January 15, 2012, 04:38:51 PM
Managed to fix my bonnet lock so the bonnet actually opens now! And also fitted a new cabin filter and new headlight bulbs and sidelights then gave the jetta a well needed wash.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: AjayB on January 15, 2012, 04:45:09 PM
Fit some LED numberplate lights  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on January 15, 2012, 05:21:01 PM

Just been on a cracking drive down to West Wittering beach and back.

Took the A3 to Petersfield in Hampshire, then took the A272 to Midhurst in West Sussex, and from there down to Chichester on the A286, and on to West Wittering.

Some great, twisty pieces of road on this route, and plenty of opportunities to overtake those tractors, dawdlers and Sunday drivers.

God I love my car, the mid range acceleration in third and fourth are superb, making overtaking and pressing on such a joy. The power delivery seems very linear. I wonder If I'll ever feel the need to go beyond stage 1, as my car is boggo at the moment, and I love it! Still looking forward to Stage 1, which is only a few weeks away now after a major service.

 :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: meady on January 15, 2012, 09:30:23 PM
gave it a bloomin good clean and took the mrs out in it learning to drive  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frodo-anni on January 15, 2012, 09:39:30 PM
I had a great 100 mile drive through the yorkshire dales in my new ED30 dsg  :driver: :driver: :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 16, 2012, 08:31:00 AM
Youve finally found one Frodo??   :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on January 16, 2012, 09:29:06 AM
When swmbo was away for the weekend I gave the Mk5 a mega good clean and hoovered it to within an inch of it's life. Definitely made the car more light weight with the amount of dirt and rubbish removed.  :smiley:

Full snow foam, pressure wash and wax so I had some interesting frozen ice lines on my car this morning. At minus 6 degrees here I don't think they're going away anytime soon!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on January 17, 2012, 04:44:00 PM
Got my autotech rear ARB fitted today  :driver: had it set in the middle setting and can definately feel the car feeling more planted through corners and alot flatter  :happy2:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on January 17, 2012, 07:44:22 PM
Ordered my XTEC LED number plate bulbs!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 17, 2012, 07:45:41 PM
Ordered my XTEC LED number plate bulbs!!

Great mini mod
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 19, 2012, 07:32:49 AM
Met with the insurance adjuster to show him the dozen or more spots still below par from the reconstruction work of the body shop.

He's not very impressed as well. But at least I get to drive 'er now for the time being.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on January 19, 2012, 10:00:54 AM
Booked into VW for my Ed30 annual service, its the larger one this time at £259, they tried talking me into a brake fluid change as well but as its having its cambelt/waterpump service in May it can wait until then, VW are also loaning me a courtesy car while its there so im not hanging round for 2.5hrs.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 20, 2012, 07:55:07 AM
Went to halfords, bought some wheel chocks.

Placed behind rear wheels and took handbrake off to stop brakes ceasing / freezing and put less strain on handbrake as I live on a hill.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 20, 2012, 08:09:59 AM
I picked my car up last night after having the injectors and loom changed.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jaywoo-GTI on January 20, 2012, 10:13:49 AM
I picked my car up last night after having the injectors and loom changed.

I have heard that TL Darby are doin a lot of these lately.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on January 20, 2012, 10:23:01 AM
Went to halfords, bought some wheel chocks.

Placed behind rear wheels and took handbrake off to stop brakes ceasing / freezing and put less strain on handbrake as I live on a hill.


Mike,
just in case some scum decide to" have a laugh" and pull them out, make sure you turn your steering into the kerb. :happy2:

Regards,
John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 20, 2012, 10:26:45 AM

Standard hill practice  :happy2:

Pretty safe location, living amongst the heirarchy of the Royal Engineers & routine security patrols  :smiley:

Sensible suggestion though cheers John

 :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 20, 2012, 11:04:36 AM
I picked my car up last night after having the injectors and loom changed.

I have heard that TL Darby are doin a lot of these lately.

I think they are. Overheard a couple of conversations from customers whilst in there and heard injectors mentioned. Tbh I can't fault their service. Had abit of a fight with VWCS beforehand though.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Jaywoo-GTI on January 20, 2012, 03:44:14 PM
My friend works in the workshop and brother girlfriend works in the service department, and they have both told me that there are loads going through at the min.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 20, 2012, 04:35:16 PM
Who's your friend? If you talk to them regularly amnd you hear of an "imported" Golf causing them a headache, that would be mine  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: flyboy1976 on January 20, 2012, 07:40:18 PM
Anyone interested in seeing some pics of what what i completed today?  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 20, 2012, 07:47:23 PM
Anyone interested in seeing some pics of what what i completed today?  :signLOL:

Do go on....  :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Janner_Sy on January 20, 2012, 07:50:23 PM
Went to halfords, bought some wheel chocks.

Placed behind rear wheels and took handbrake off to stop brakes ceasing / freezing and put less strain on handbrake as I live on a hill.


You don't half buy some useless crap mike lol.  Racing chocks :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 20, 2012, 07:52:10 PM
Went to halfords, bought some wheel chocks.

Placed behind rear wheels and took handbrake off to stop brakes ceasing / freezing and put less strain on handbrake as I live on a hill.


You don't half buy some useless crap mike lol.  Racing chocks :P

Weren't any bricks lying around. I will upgrade to racing chocks in the summer :p
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: flyboy1976 on January 20, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
A little bit of DIY:
(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00086.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00082.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00090.jpg)

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(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/2012-01-20155901.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on January 21, 2012, 06:30:24 PM
Got hold of some R32 rear lights really cheap today  :wink: all fitted and looking much better than the standard ones  :party:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 21, 2012, 06:35:59 PM

Swapped rocker covers with Big Al  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Syrag64 on January 21, 2012, 07:05:15 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 21, 2012, 08:04:36 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.

Now you just need to fit my pagid blues  :evilgrin:  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on January 21, 2012, 08:16:48 PM
washed her  :love:. Just finished before the rain came  :chicken: only rained for about 30 mins so my work didn't go to waste  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Syrag64 on January 21, 2012, 08:35:28 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.

Now you just need to fit my pagid blues  :evilgrin:  :P

Ohhh are they good for fast road or track?   (Sorry no nothing about these pads  :ashamed:)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on January 21, 2012, 08:43:08 PM
On thursday i notice that my car was not pulling too great,so down to my tuner and low and behold,he found a boost pressure leak,after checking various possible solutions it turned out to be the diverter valve, so was back in today to have it changed to the new revision d quick road test and she is pulling like a train again possibly even better than when i got it remapped,so dv possibly was  on its way out for a while lol :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 21, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.

Now you just need to fit my pagid blues  :evilgrin:  :P

Ohhh are they good for fast road or track?   (Sorry no nothing about these pads  :ashamed:)

They are a premium fast road / track day pad. 

Great bite from cold but outstanding stopping power when warm
RRP over £200 now after recent price rise.  Selling my NQSBBk after only 150-200 miles
Wanting £150 for the pads.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Syrag64 on January 21, 2012, 10:00:27 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.

Now you just need to fit my pagid blues  :evilgrin:  :P

Ohhh are they good for fast road or track?   (Sorry no nothing about these pads  :ashamed:)

They are a premium fast road / track day pad. 

Great bite from cold but outstanding stopping power when warm
RRP over £200 now after recent price rise.  Selling my NQSBBk after only 150-200 miles
Wanting £150 for the pads.  :happy2:

If i had the cash I would of had them, got my $ saved up for some other plans  :party: :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on January 21, 2012, 10:04:43 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.

Now you just need to fit my pagid blues  :evilgrin:  :P

Ohhh are they good for fast road or track?   (Sorry no nothing about these pads  :ashamed:)

They are a premium fast road / track day pad. 

Great bite from cold but outstanding stopping power when warm
RRP over £200 now after recent price rise.  Selling my NQSBBk after only 150-200 miles
Wanting £150 for the pads.  :happy2:

If i had the cash I would of had them, got my $ saved up for some other plans  :party: :wink:

Do share your plans  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Syrag64 on January 21, 2012, 10:15:20 PM
Got my NQBBK fitted, also fitted Twintake.

Now you just need to fit my pagid blues  :evilgrin:  :P


Ohhh are they good for fast road or track?   (Sorry no nothing about these pads  :ashamed:)

They are a premium fast road / track day pad. 

Great bite from cold but outstanding stopping power when warm
RRP over £200 now after recent price rise.  Selling my NQSBBk after only 150-200 miles
Wanting £150 for the pads.  :happy2:

If i had the cash I would of had them, got my $ saved up for some other plans  :party: :wink:

Do share your plans  :party:

Got see if they pan out first, will be updating my members ride thread as and when   :evilgrin: :evilgrin:  Hopefully i'll have something original  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on January 22, 2012, 04:51:50 PM
Fitted my seat inlays at last !!!! :ashamed: :ashamed:
Also fitted my Xtec LED number plate bulbs.
They seem to be working fine just now and look very good.
Nice wee cheap mod :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Shorty on January 22, 2012, 06:40:58 PM
I dragged mine out today, filled it with V Power then went and had some fun with my mate in his 330CD around Rivington. The car comes alive when you get it down some decent lanes, was awesome.

Little pic i got.  :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/tripod_tings/Edition_30/ED30.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on January 22, 2012, 07:02:36 PM
I'm liking that pic mate. Car is looking good  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on January 22, 2012, 09:47:09 PM
De-badged the rear and colour coded the chrome vw handle, looks Awsome will show picture tomorrow!  :laugh:
Don't know wether to de wiper!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 23, 2012, 01:34:10 PM
Well the Car Passed her MOT today without any  problems..one job to do before next MOT in 2013 but gives me this year to prepare for it.

Managed to finally fit a matching front number plate type from Dubmeister and brought the Wolfsberg Surround and removed the factory fit Plynth..

Improved the front end ..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6748736679_803749fdc1_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mandy on January 23, 2012, 01:46:06 PM
Looks good. :happy2:

Easy to fit?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 23, 2012, 01:49:39 PM
Looks good. :happy2:

Easy to fit?
Dead easy :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on January 23, 2012, 03:06:34 PM
Did you just screw it on? How did you remove the original plinth?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 23, 2012, 03:51:19 PM
Did you just screw it on? How did you remove the original plinth?

yes removed the front Honeycoombe grill. Removed the 4 Plastic locking pins which hold the oem backing plate on. Then just drill pilot holes and refasten in 6 places with Self Tapping countersunk screws :happy2:

Just got Word my New Bonnet bra is on route.. should be here tommorow. :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 24, 2012, 01:30:39 PM
Continuing this thread  :laugh:, well sort of not on the car , but under it. She has a new "Cleaner Bottom" to sit on, rather then a Grass Mush that was awfull trying to live with..

Took these photo's this decade just for Greeners Benefit  :signLOL:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6754702067_ebae77fd33_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6754699243_aae7bc9598_b.jpg)

4 Tonnes of Grey Limestone..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on January 24, 2012, 02:29:59 PM
Continuing this thread  :laugh:, well sort of not on the car , but under it. She has a new "Cleaner Bottom" to sit on, rather then a Grass Mush that was awfull trying to live with..

Took these photo's this decade just for Greeners Benefit  :signLOL:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6754702067_ebae77fd33_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6754699243_aae7bc9598_b.jpg)

4 Tonnes of Grey Limestone..

Always wondered way a TR would look like with black wheels.... answer is very nice indeed!

Also really like the front splitter, does the rear match I assume?

I also have a 5 door TR, although normal GTI and really want mine to look like yours (perhaps with just normal colour alloys and mirror caps) top looking car!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on January 24, 2012, 02:34:02 PM
Ah yes, they look much more like a photo taken in 2012!  :laugh:

Does look great Steve!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 24, 2012, 03:27:24 PM
for Brookes....    :innocent:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/6001369629_63f5a5a2ed_b.jpg)


and Black theme continues inside incase your wondering with my 70's camera lense!... I do love photo's  :signLOL:


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5308/5693933046_4c20f910f7_b.jpg)
 :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on January 24, 2012, 03:34:05 PM
Steve, your van desperately needs an update!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on January 24, 2012, 03:43:41 PM
Shes going and apparently a VW transporter is Skys New Van coming by June  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 31, 2012, 04:17:47 AM
A little bit of DIY:
(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/2012-01-20160101.jpg)

Niii eeec!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on January 31, 2012, 04:23:18 AM
for Brookes....    :innocent:
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/6001369629_63f5a5a2ed_b.jpg)

I like that. Was just thinking of doing mine that way this morning. So your pics were timed perfectly. Nice!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on January 31, 2012, 08:21:18 AM
Took a drive out to Hampshire on the A272 from Petersfield in Hampshire through Midhurst in West Sussex, onto Petworth and then through Wisborough Green, Billingshurst and onto Haywards Heath.

This is a  brilliant driving road, with lots of superb bends and cambers, decent, safe straights for  overtaking, and with a super smooth surface in most parts.  :driver:
 

But why is it that when you overtake someone who is going 45mph in a 70, in perfectly safe conditions. i.e. a long straight with nothing approaching, that they feel it necessary to flash you  and then leave their full beam on?  :stupid:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today? - I broke my Mk5 R32!!
Post by: Rich666 on January 31, 2012, 08:44:34 AM
 Yesterday i sent my Mk5 R32 to the VAG graveyard - well theres bits of it all over my unit at the moment!
Gonna look for a Mk4 to turn into a 500hp rocket.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on February 01, 2012, 01:14:37 PM
for Brookes....    :innocent:
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/6001369629_63f5a5a2ed_b.jpg)

I like that. Was just thinking of doing mine that way this morning. So your pics were timed perfectly. Nice!

Thanks Steve - that confirms it, the rear Eddie bumper with black insert is a must!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 01, 2012, 05:35:48 PM
Now I'd love to see the rear badge have some TR (red) applied to the deeper pockets. Would make the badge 'POP'!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 01, 2012, 09:42:53 PM

Went to meet Dave for some goodies

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/tfsi_mike/My%20Leon%20Cupra/Mods/6e35db75.jpg)


(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/tfsi_mike/My%20Leon%20Cupra/Mods/e483cf66.jpg)

And met Forumite 'Russ Leeds'  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 02, 2012, 07:07:39 AM
Nice 4 pots! :happy2:
Look somewhat like my 993 replica's but prettier :ashamed: ;

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/gti11640x480.jpg)
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 02, 2012, 09:20:36 AM

I'm starting to  :scared: :scared: :scared: whether they fit okay Under the team dynamics
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on February 02, 2012, 09:29:16 AM
If they don't fit I'll have em
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 02, 2012, 09:46:22 AM
 
But what will the 5th setup be??
 
 :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on February 02, 2012, 10:31:19 AM
GT3RS Carbon Ceramic 6 pots
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 02, 2012, 10:35:06 AM
GT3RS Carbon Ceramic 6 pots

Hmmm  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on February 02, 2012, 10:55:48 AM
I'm up at APS Brackley having my clutch and DMF changed to cure the slippAge! ;-)

Dom
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: fab5freddy on February 02, 2012, 11:13:29 AM
I'm up at APS Brackley having my clutch and DMF changed to cure the slippAge! ;-)

Dom

Dom if you don't mind me asking what cost you looking at parts and labour? PM if you'd like

Mine's just started slipping also  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on February 02, 2012, 12:50:39 PM
You have pm ;-)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on February 02, 2012, 12:54:30 PM
Well I just spent 5 mins clearing the snow off the Ed30 so I can go play golf in the snow ( :evilgrin:)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 04, 2012, 04:20:22 AM
Did a wash today. Selling old sportlines Saturday for $80usd.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2012, 01:31:57 PM
got this fitted on wed 1 feb
(http://daz.co/media/cc20/maxitrol/IMG_0814.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 04, 2012, 01:35:02 PM

Today I didn't swing a cat between my caliper & wheel  :scared:

Pic to follow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on February 04, 2012, 01:55:15 PM
Fitted this :driver:

(http://daz.co/media/b150/heavyd123/f2d842cd.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2012, 01:56:29 PM
Fitted this :driver:

(http://daz.co/media/b150/heavyd123/f2d842cd.jpg)
[/quote
is that it now Dom for the modding :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on February 04, 2012, 02:04:58 PM
That was the idea.

I think the RS4 pressure valve and an intercooler :happy2:
Heard ACR have a special tool and takes them no time at all to fit the valve, so trip to the 2 andys on the cards in a couple of weeks :wink:
then Revo stage 2+ again :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2012, 02:07:29 PM
ooooh nice one Dom---mmmm when is the next r/r meet :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on February 04, 2012, 02:32:01 PM
Think there's going to be one at Big Fish Tuning soon :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on February 04, 2012, 03:07:29 PM
Did a wash today. Selling old sportlines Saturday for $80usd.


pm what you want for them ? in ££
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on February 04, 2012, 07:54:42 PM
Drove to see Eddie-NL to get my RNS, BT, MDI and Cruise control fitted and I'm well happy with it all  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:

Definitely should have got this done ages ago
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 04, 2012, 08:01:26 PM

Went to meet VrsAlex who was supremely helpful, what a guy  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Fitted 996Turbo calipers & 350mm Merc discs.  checked what revision Dv I have on.

Planned the next stages of mods  :smiley:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on February 04, 2012, 09:34:59 PM

Went to meet VrsAlex who was supremely helpful, what a guy  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Fitted 996Turbo calipers & 350mm Merc discs.  checked what revision Dv I have on.

Planned the next stages of mods  :smiley:



Got stuck in the snow  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 04, 2012, 09:35:53 PM

Went to meet VrsAlex who was supremely helpful, what a guy  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Fitted 996Turbo calipers & 350mm Merc discs.  checked what revision Dv I have on.

Planned the next stages of mods  :smiley:



Got stuck in the snow  :signLOL:

And that lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: diesel junior on February 06, 2012, 06:02:49 PM
Took the Golf to Granada for skiing in the Sierra Nevada, good conditions but very windy. If you get the chance the road from Granada to Sierra Nevada is something else, think opening of the Italian Job but 10% better. Roll on Thursday as going to Jerez for the F1 testing, only blow is that Alonso is there which means half of Andalusia will be there as welll.....

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee465/dieseljunior/P1000794.jpg)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee465/dieseljunior/P1000795.jpg)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee465/dieseljunior/P1000797.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Upperoilcan on February 06, 2012, 06:17:34 PM
Had a service and M.O.T done......

Exciting times........... :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on February 06, 2012, 10:51:11 PM
Removed all these liitle bristles off my Vredestein Wintrac 3's with a little weekend road trip to Pitlochry. Small amount of snow but nothing like you English are getting. Jealous much...  :rolleye:

(http://daz.co/media/sandydodds/VW_Golf__GTTdi_140/IMG_1211.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Upperoilcan on February 07, 2012, 09:09:46 AM
Back in at VW,this time having a CV boot/joint thingy done........
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 07, 2012, 09:19:38 AM
Back in at VW,this time having a CV boot/joint thingy done........

Was it knocking? What is it costing? Thanks
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 11, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
Did a wash today. Selling old sportlines Saturday for $80usd.


pm what you want for them ? in ££

Sold them for $80usd, I think probably near 55 to 60 euros. Not sure of the exchange rate.

Today I installed a new radiator, swapped my old forge and tubes for my new forge and tubes. Now I'm selling the old set-up for maybe $400 to $450. Not sure what price would be proper for it yet.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on February 11, 2012, 11:03:27 AM
Took the Golf to Granada for skiing in the Sierra Nevada, good conditions but very windy. If you get the chance the road from Granada to Sierra Nevada is something else, think opening of the Italian Job but 10% better.

been up there...amazing mountain.  unfortunately i was only driving a rental with the family onboard, but incredible road, fantastic scenery and mentalist pushbikers freewheeling down the mountain.  oh...and this was the first and only time i have seen a veyron in the flesh chasing up the mountiain...incredible.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on February 11, 2012, 01:27:52 PM
Drove to see Eddie-NL to get my RNS, BT, MDI and Cruise control fitted and I'm well happy with it all  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:

Definitely should have got this done ages ago

Did he do your BT (BLUETOOTH) what phone do use? Did you source the parts yourself or did he source them for you?  Did your MDI fit in your armerest?Got a quote for 850!!!!! to do the aformentioned work!!  :scared: :scared: :scared:

Im still looking for my car  :sad1: :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:  :confused: :confused: :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on February 11, 2012, 01:37:40 PM
Cleaned all the salt off this morning, and froze my nuts off drying him with his new Turtle Waffle cloth, which is better than the Megs Water magnet actually.

Then went for as cautions spin, lot the front wheels on a bit of ice, and managed to keep it on the road - just!  :driver:

Then saw a lovely 1970's Scirocco Storm in Gold with cream leather. Beautiful car.

  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 11, 2012, 01:43:55 PM
Cleaned all the salt off this morning, and froze my nuts off drying him with his new Turtle Waffle cloth, which is better than the Megs Water magnet actually.

Then went for as cautions spin, lot the front wheels on a bit of ice, and managed to keep it on the road - just!  :driver:

Then saw a lovely 1970's Scirocco Storm in Gold with cream leather. Beautiful car.

  :happy2:

Same minus the classic sirocco

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/ae092795.jpg)

Can't feel my fingers
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on February 11, 2012, 01:49:57 PM
Cleaned all the salt off this morning, and froze my nuts off drying him with his new Turtle Waffle cloth, which is better than the Megs Water magnet actually.

Then went for as cautions spin, lot the front wheels on a bit of ice, and managed to keep it on the road - just!  :driver:

Then saw a lovely 1970's Scirocco Storm in Gold with cream leather. Beautiful car.

  :happy2:

Same minus the classic sirocco

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/washing_detailing/ae092795.jpg)

Can't feel my fingers

Good commitment from us! -4 when I started! Did you hit some ice as well then?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 11, 2012, 02:01:30 PM

Suns shining lovely but foam was freezing :-/ just wanted to get the grime off

The people that manage the estate have been gritting my road with a salt spreading trailer that fires rocks of salt at Mach II  :fighting: :fighting:

Need to find somewhere else to park  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GTI Osprey on February 11, 2012, 03:22:26 PM
As well as a quick clean replaced the boot lid badge which was a nuisance of a job but now done and the white-worm menace has been removed!! :pomppomp:

 :driver:Also took car our for spin and got spanked by a tuned Mk1 Civic R across the Brecon Beacons  :ashamed: - as the GTI is standard I can't let that happen again!! Downpipe & sports cat first then a service.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: B3n on February 11, 2012, 04:03:33 PM
Well whilst checking my tyre pressures I noticed my car has picked up a few things over the past week :( Note to self never lend my car to anyone again!!!! Annoyed is an understatement!!!!

First of all a lovely chunk out of my splitter
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d4b78062-90b9-4ded.jpg)

Secondly a lovely chunk taken out of my tyre and kerbed alloy!!!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d4b78062-911c-23fc.jpg)

If anyone has any suggestions for a company that can refurb my alloys to OEM spec can you please let me know they're details.

Ben
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 11, 2012, 04:17:25 PM

Lepsons in Kent  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on February 11, 2012, 04:19:44 PM
Drove to see Eddie-NL to get my RNS, BT, MDI and Cruise control fitted and I'm well happy with it all  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:

Definitely should have got this done ages ago

Did he do your BT (BLUETOOTH) what phone do use? Did you source the parts yourself or did he source them for you?  Did your MDI fit in your armerest?Got a quote for 850!!!!! to do the aformentioned work!!  :scared: :scared: :scared:

Im still looking for my car  :sad1: :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:  :confused: :confused: :confused:

Yeah he fitted my bluetooth but I supplied everything except the canbus and cruise control stalk and wire. MDI fitted fine as already had a CD player and iPod doc in there so was only a new loom to the head unit required. My phone is an iPhone 4S and I got the 7PP6 035 730 G BT kit from car systems and its brilliant, only thing it doesn't support Red highline iirc only white onwards but as I have a midline it doesn't effect me.

Was £850 supply and fit?? As thats sounds about right depending on what RNS revision and BT kit you get. You could probably hunt down the part yourself cheaper
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: craigy123 on February 11, 2012, 04:43:24 PM
Looked at it a few times with the temptation to take it out. But it's tucked up for winter. Although it will be out this month to get some work done to it  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: TANNER on February 11, 2012, 05:47:02 PM
Gave the interior a clean & started on my wheels...

I have a sloped drive and the water from my wheel clean started to freeze so now my drive is like a skid pan!
Sheepishly skated back in the house! Hopefully warmer tomorrow so I can finish the job.

Another case for my neighbours thinking im :stupid:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on February 11, 2012, 09:07:11 PM
Fitted a pair of Michelin PS3`s and managed to safely pass MOT.
Will get another two Michelins next month,as the Scirocco arrives next week !!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 13, 2012, 02:42:48 PM
Well whilst checking my tyre pressures I noticed my car has picked up a few things over the past week :( Note to self never lend my car to anyone again!!!! Annoyed is an understatement!!!!

First of all a lovely chunk out of my splitter
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d4b78062-90b9-4ded.jpg)

Secondly a lovely chunk taken out of my tyre and kerbed alloy!!!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d4b78062-911c-23fc.jpg)

If anyone has any suggestions for a company that can refurb my alloys to OEM spec can you please let me know they're details.

Ben

Ouch! I don't even loan mine to my wife... ----->:driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 13, 2012, 03:08:59 PM

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/tfsi_mike/My%20Leon%20Cupra/d6201e2f.jpg)

 :innocent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GarethB on February 13, 2012, 04:05:43 PM
results please Mike  :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 13, 2012, 04:21:49 PM
results please Mike  :popcornsoda:

Sorry about the orientation & quality I'm out and about...

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/tfsi_mike/My%20Leon%20Cupra/4ddb4d5b.jpg)

I need logs big sticks.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on February 13, 2012, 04:28:45 PM
341 bhp  :smiley: is that what its says

whats going on after  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 13, 2012, 04:37:30 PM
 :confused: :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RobH on February 13, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
That 390 is torque Matt

341hp and 390lb torque :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 13, 2012, 04:41:53 PM
That would be torque Matt 341hp and 390lb torque

Clutch killer 
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on February 13, 2012, 04:42:48 PM
That 390 is torque Matt

341hp and 390lb torque :wink:

i know i looked at it wrong on my phone  :rolleye:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RobH on February 13, 2012, 04:45:08 PM
That would be torque Matt 341hp and 390lb torque

Clutch killer 

Depends how you drive it, my standard clutch is still going strong with no clutch slip at all 43,000 miles and god knows how much of them is stage 2+ at least half and 30+ 1/4 mile runs.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 13, 2012, 04:50:14 PM
That would be torque Matt 341hp and 390lb torque

Clutch killer 

Depends how you drive it, my standard clutch is still going strong with no clutch slip at all 43,000 miles and god knows how much of them is stage 2+ at least half and 30+ 1/4 mile runs.


Comes on early and hard need linear throttle  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jimk04 on February 13, 2012, 05:38:03 PM
Whos/where are the rollers Mike?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 13, 2012, 05:44:37 PM
Whos/where are the rollers Mike?

RsTuning Leeds dyno dynamics

He didn't have anything nice to say about how my car ran really but does his own maps so I'll take what he said with a pinch of salt, I'd have preferred to have gone somewhere outside the vag tuning circles for impartial opinions
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on February 13, 2012, 06:26:26 PM
Drove to see Eddie-NL to get my RNS, BT, MDI and Cruise control fitted and I'm well happy with it all  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:

Definitely should have got this done ages ago

Did he do your BT (BLUETOOTH) what phone do use? Did you source the parts yourself or did he source them for you?  Did your MDI fit in your armerest?Got a quote for 850!!!!! to do the aformentioned work!!  :scared: :scared: :scared:

Im still looking for my car  :sad1: :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:  :confused: :confused: :confused:

Yeah he fitted my bluetooth but I supplied everything except the canbus and cruise control stalk and wire. MDI fitted fine as already had a CD player and iPod doc in there so was only a new loom to the head unit required. My phone is an iPhone 4S and I got the 7PP6 035 730 G BT kit from car systems and its brilliant, only thing it doesn't support Red highline iirc only white onwards but as I have a midline it doesn't effect me.

Was £850 supply and fit?? As thats sounds about right depending on what RNS revision and BT kit you get. You could probably hunt down the part yourself cheaper

thanks for your reply.yes that was supply and fit. with a three year warranty.  I guess the warranty gives extra value for money.....still seems dear...especially in relation to the value of the car.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frodo-anni on February 13, 2012, 09:10:14 PM
Whos/where are the rollers Mike?

RsTuning Leeds dyno dynamics

He didn't have anything nice to say about how my car ran really but does his own maps so I'll take what he said with a pinch of salt, I'd have preferred to have gone somewhere outside the vag tuning circles for impartial opinions

That does surprise me, Ukmkivs had a RR day there about 3-4 years ago and he was spot on, explained alot and seemed to know his stuff. Since this time reports have changed that he is not as nice about other company maps etc...

My friends DSG A3, fell to bits after a custom map there, turbo blew up and the dsg box developed a fault, not saying its related though.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on February 13, 2012, 09:45:23 PM
Finished the boot off by removing the gti badge looks nice with the colour coded boot handle  :jumpmove:.

Also fitted x-tec reg plat bulbs

And ordered team heko wind deflectors  :party: :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on February 14, 2012, 12:07:55 AM
Finished off my quad rear light mod and very happy with it indeed  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on February 14, 2012, 02:37:49 AM
Whos/where are the rollers Mike?

RsTuning Leeds dyno dynamics

He didn't have anything nice to say about how my car ran really but does his own maps so I'll take what he said with a pinch of salt, I'd have preferred to have gone somewhere outside the vag tuning circles for impartial opinions

Are you happy with the results then mike? nice lump of torque you have there :happy2:

I'm suprised RStuning didnt say it was running lean or  'nearly as good as my map' those were the comments at the last RR day there :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on February 14, 2012, 08:00:53 AM
 :worthless: :worthless:
Finished off my quad rear light mod and very happy with it indeed  :drinking:

Pictures  :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: flyboy1976 on February 14, 2012, 01:15:02 PM

Fitted the following today:

Ferodo DS2500 R32 Pads (front and rear)
ATE Super Blue Racing Fluid
NGK BKR8EIX Plugs
Oil and Filter Change / Castrol Edge 5W30 FST
G12 Coolant Flush and Change
Oil Cooler and Gasket
Fuel Filter
HPFP Cam Follower
Cleaned Forge Catch Can

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 14, 2012, 01:23:32 PM

Fitted the following today:

Ferodo DS2500 R32 Pads (front and rear)
ATE Super Blue Racing Fluid
NGK BKR8EIX Plugs
Oil and Filter Change / Castrol Edge 5W30 FST
G12 Coolant Flush and Change
Oil Cooler and Gasket
Fuel Filter
HPFP Cam Follower
Cleaned Forge Catch Can



All nice an fresh :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: flyboy1976 on February 14, 2012, 03:19:57 PM
Didn't want to do the oil cooler as that was a PITA! Glad it was that and not another problem elsewhere!  :smiley:
Running good now though...pics below:

(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00092.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00093.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jimk04 on February 14, 2012, 06:31:58 PM
^^^^love your engine bay mate!

Today I had a rare day off work to do as I pleased so I took my tailgate to bits to suss out this quad light lark!

I was interested to find the little box that makes the rear window into an FM aerial! (Sad I know). I took off the whip from the roof and made no change - but unplugging the rear screen aerial and the signal was useless. Interesting for possible future roof antenna mod to the sleek GPS style - whatever you call em!

I also de-lensed my rear fog light to make it match the clear of the reverse on t'other side. Looked quite cool, but on painting the bulb red - it all went back as red as it was before! :sad1:!!

I managed to prise the red filter out of the lens to give this clear effect - but you can see the bulb a bit too clearly. I then found that the clear diffuser comes away from the red filter to even it up a bit - but like I said, put a red bulb in and it all looked as red as it did before - so I put it all back to standard! :stupid:

How it was all clear without the clear diffuser - but obviously giving a white fog light :rolleye:

(http://daz.co/media/jimk04/mk5/IMAG0282.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/jimk04/mk5/IMAG0283.jpg)

Dropped my brakes in today also and they seem confident they can sort me out! :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on February 14, 2012, 06:37:03 PM
you can get silvertec bulbs that shine red u know  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_k1 on February 14, 2012, 06:59:50 PM
Didn't want to do the oil cooler as that was a PITA! Glad it was that and not another problem elsewhere!  :smiley:
Running good now though...pics below:

(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00092.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/ae349/nitsrik1976/DSC00093.jpg)

That looks like a nice clean example mate, well done  :happy2:


Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: too hot on February 15, 2012, 09:47:49 PM
Washed it !!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on February 15, 2012, 09:53:06 PM
Good thrash up to Alston and hartside then washed it!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MattPoss on February 15, 2012, 11:03:00 PM
Sounds brilliant, how was the weather?!

I was up there last week and stopped at the cafe, was quite misty and cloudy and not much fun in my 1.3l asthmatic diesel Fiat Punto work car :driver:

Matt
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on February 15, 2012, 11:09:08 PM
^^^^love your engine bay mate!

Today I had a rare day off work to do as I pleased so I took my tailgate to bits to suss out this quad light lark!

I was interested to find the little box that makes the rear window into an FM aerial! (Sad I know). I took off the whip from the roof and made no change - but unplugging the rear screen aerial and the signal was useless. Interesting for possible future roof antenna mod to the sleek GPS style - whatever you call em!

I also de-lensed my rear fog light to make it match the clear of the reverse on t'other side. Looked quite cool, but on painting the bulb red - it all went back as red as it was before! :sad1:!!

I managed to prise the red filter out of the lens to give this clear effect - but you can see the bulb a bit too clearly. I then found that the clear diffuser comes away from the red filter to even it up a bit - but like I said, put a red bulb in and it all looked as red as it did before - so I put it all back to standard! :stupid:

How it was all clear without the clear diffuser - but obviously giving a white fog light :rolleye:

(http://daz.co/media/jimk04/mk5/IMAG0282.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/jimk04/mk5/IMAG0283.jpg)

Dropped my brakes in today also and they seem confident they can sort me out! :party:


I can send you a quad light kit if you want mate with step by step on fitting them
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on February 15, 2012, 11:50:40 PM
Sounds brilliant, how was the weather?!

I was up there last week and stopped at the cafe, was quite misty and cloudy and not much fun in my 1.3l asthmatic diesel Fiat Punto work car :driver:

Matt

weather wasn't bad. little bit greasy in places but was quite warm. was loads of tractors and lorries out today though which was a bit annoying!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 18, 2012, 09:05:58 AM

Dropped the car off at BCS for a new 3" system.   :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on February 19, 2012, 03:48:41 PM
Yesterday made my way to reading from cardif :signLOL: 35mpg so not to bad

And back again today, noticed there are a hell of a lot more gti around reading than cardiff! Hardly see any here and at one stage there was 4 of us driving on the m4 :signLOL:

Looked awesome  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 19, 2012, 05:13:57 PM

Picked up the 2nd daily runabout
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on February 19, 2012, 05:49:22 PM
Finally got the time to sort the mess out..

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/Filthy.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/clean.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on February 19, 2012, 06:23:22 PM
Finally got the time to sort the mess out..

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/Filthy.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/y131/Gulfstream11/clean.jpg)

Like a different car  :happy2:

Love Red when it's shiney  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on February 19, 2012, 06:37:35 PM
I gave the wheels a scrub up.... then got bored so the rest of the car will have to wait.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on February 19, 2012, 07:26:37 PM
Updated the firmware on the RNS. Unfortunately I need to re encode a few things and it wouldn't accept the new maps so am gonna have to have a fiddle.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JASGTI on February 19, 2012, 07:37:56 PM
fitted some open fog grills, inpro black indicators and removed the pre cat
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on February 19, 2012, 07:48:38 PM
washed it...just for a change..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jimk04 on February 19, 2012, 08:04:26 PM
Mixed weekend for me and the '5'

Saturday took dad and bro to Doncaster Rugby ground...they had a freeby piss up...dad was impressed with the torque!

In the afternoon downloaded the file for the interior trim - to learn how to take doorcards off.....I have a rattle, and I want some upgrade speakers! Also want to know whether I am 2 or 3 way.

Today - snow foamed, mine and the wifes 9N3 - then spent ALL day trying to correct the marring in my new paint...Megs ScratchX, Zymol something or another, AG SRP, and AG HD Wax. A lot better now but could do with a light machining.

THEN....4pm.....race time...

Met with my bro (E30 M3) and drove like respectable citizens ( :wink:)  up the 'old A1' from Tuxford to Sutton on Trent, then a loop round some un classified  roads....good times. Some oversteer was had from the Beemer AND the Golf! Kept a big bike at bay - but the gritters had been out and grip wasnt mega so props to him for keeping it shiny side up. :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: boxxer1973 on February 19, 2012, 08:25:04 PM
Washed the car met up with a couple of friends. Marc mapped S4 and a 600 hp rs4 and went playing with a go pro hd. Glad to say the golf didn't system too far off the pace
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jimk04 on February 19, 2012, 08:49:59 PM
Good man...where are you?...sound like my kind of afternoon!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: boxxer1973 on February 19, 2012, 08:54:21 PM
Rhondda mate lovely roads around here
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on February 19, 2012, 08:58:12 PM
Gave it a wash and bought some new bits and pieces
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: P4ulo on February 19, 2012, 10:45:24 PM
New front wipers.....OMG if that wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done to a car,
something easier on a new car to an old one....GREAT!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on February 19, 2012, 10:50:18 PM
Finally finished off my quad rear side light mod, as in all fitted and working spot on just gotta refit the trim

ive had a week of it as we went away last tuesday and i just hadnt had time to fit and route the wiring in a perm way, so lots of pics for the fitting guide and 30 mins refitting trim and mine will be back together  :star:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on February 20, 2012, 12:25:46 AM
Took her out for a spin late last night, actually in the wee hours of the morning - living in London i like going out for a drive late at night, for one there's no congestion charge and two the roads are empty  :driver:

Gave her a wash today (shampoo and then final inspection) and for the first time just washed the wheels with shampoo as i've been previously washing with Bilberry then sealing then waxing each time i have cleaned them and it takes forever and a day. I figure that having done this process 5 or 6 times now all i need to do today was wash with shampoo & a microfibre so i did and hey presto they were spotless with very little effort, despite being smeared with crap and brake dust, so the sealant and wax does work to keep the brake dust and crap off the finish of the wheels  :happy2:

I'll probably give the wheels a thorough clean every 3 months from now and any washes in between will be a shampoo when i wash the car.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on February 20, 2012, 10:47:56 AM
Managed to wash it yesterday and get all the salt off. First go at using my new pressure washer, foam lance and Magifoam.

(http://daz.co/media/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0142_edit0.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on February 21, 2012, 09:26:18 AM
After aborting my service a couple of weeks ago due to van waterpump and thermostat going tits up, Rolf the Golf is in at VW specialist Duncans in Byfleet, Surrey for his oil change with 65 quids worth of Castrol Edge, Pipercross panel filter, cam follower and new rear wiper arm, brake fluid and new oil filter and full inspection.

Looking forward to seeing if I notice any difference in performance.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: wilmott1980 on February 21, 2012, 01:33:16 PM
I fitted my new carbon wrapped boot handle today to get rid of the dreaded white worm!!

Just to let you guys know, The handle is from a 06 plate eos as i couldn't find one from a golf in any scrap yards.... and it fits perfect.  :wink:

(http://daz.co/media/wilmott1980/cars/IMG_0407.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on February 22, 2012, 02:59:18 AM
Got car back from service, and the owner of the garage said it was a great car in really good order, all working exactly as it should.  :smiley:

"Better than the last 3 you've  bought, we've had to do loads on those to get them sorted"   :confused:

Mrs drove it back, so I'm going to take it down to my favourite A272 today and see how he's running.  :driver:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 22, 2012, 07:19:44 AM
Took it in to a new body shop for round three of trying to get everything right on it. The first shop had two attempts and failed badly.

The new look before going back;

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/003-1-1.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/005.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/004-1.jpg)

How it was before - should I go back to an all red bonnet/hood?

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/2007%20gti/001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on February 22, 2012, 09:35:07 AM
^^^ Roof looks cool, not sure about the rest!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 22, 2012, 04:00:25 PM
I'll get some full body shots when returned. It does look better when viewing all of it...I hope. I think so anyhow.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on February 22, 2012, 04:25:24 PM
Fitted the new RCD510 at the weekend, had a mad dash to VW to buy an aerial adapter £31. Tranforms the interior totally. Used some plastic pallete painting knifes to remove the trim bought from hobbycraft. they really do the job well and didnt mark any of the surrounding trim. :nerd:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Russ_leeds on February 23, 2012, 11:08:37 PM
well i finally got round to fitting my nqsbbk today, but as normal for me nothing went right! Being an idiot i didnt check the thread before i went and didnt realise you needed a spacer to fit with monza 2's. long story short i managed to get some 3mm spacers and get the wheels back on! although the clearance is minimal. so i now have a nqsbbk (freshly refurbed red thanks to dave) with j hooked discs and pagid rs4-2 blues (thanks mike).

Also got round to fitting my osir steering wheel badge :happy2:

Thought it would be rude not to give it a clean and wax after :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 24, 2012, 12:38:05 AM
well i finally got round to fitting my nqsbbk today, but as normal for me nothing went right! Being an idiot i didnt check the thread before i went and didnt realise you needed a spacer to fit with monza 2's. long story short i managed to get some 3mm spacers and get the wheels back on! although the clearance is minimal. so i now have a nqsbbk (freshly refurbed red thanks to dave) with j hooked discs and pagid rs4-2 blues (thanks mike).

Also got round to fitting my osir steering wheel badge :happy2:

Thought it would be rude not to give it a clean and wax after :party:

Well reminded mate YHPM  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DanBoy on February 24, 2012, 06:54:40 PM
Made a couple of subtle changes on my TDI, fitted some brand new R32 rear lights and also fitted my smoked side repeaters so thats now all the lights on the car changed  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on February 25, 2012, 08:40:06 AM
Made a couple of subtle changes on my TDI, fitted some brand new R32 rear lights and also fitted my smoked side repeaters so thats now all the lights on the car changed  :smiley:

Got Pics?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DanBoy on February 25, 2012, 12:10:40 PM
Made a couple of subtle changes on my TDI, fitted some brand new R32 rear lights and also fitted my smoked side repeaters so thats now all the lights on the car changed  :smiley:

Got Pics?

Just taken a couple now, excuse the state of my car it needs a clean again lol.

(http://daz.co/media/saxovtrboy/Golf_TDI_Sport/DSC01318.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/saxovtrboy/Golf_TDI_Sport/DSC01319.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/saxovtrboy/Golf_TDI_Sport/DSC01320.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on February 25, 2012, 01:04:27 PM
Nice sunny drive down to W8 Performance to pick up some R32 front brakes. They are fooking huge, and way a tonne, cant wait to get them on!  :driver: Do I stay with red on the back and blue on the front or get them nicely refurbed to red? Anyone have any idea how much to refurb them?  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 25, 2012, 01:23:33 PM

@ horatio DaveB1976 on here is your man for a refurb


On my way up to BCS on my one day free in 3 weeks working away. Has a new 3" system  :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on February 25, 2012, 01:38:29 PM

@ horatio DaveB1976 on here is your man for a refurb


On my way up to BCS on my one day free in 3 weeks working away. Has a new 3" system  :jumping:

I hear Dave is a bit of a brake expert... :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on February 25, 2012, 08:32:18 PM
fitted ITG maxogen intake

seems to be a bit more powerful but there is now a weird whistle noise above 4000rpm now.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on March 01, 2012, 07:30:56 PM
Went to pdtuning and had a forge twincooler fitted, and had Revo stage 2+ loaded onto the car. Car kept wheelspinning on the dyno, so power graph is terrible :sad1: drives ok on the road, has a nice peak torque of 375lb/ft :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 01, 2012, 07:50:17 PM
Well due to being on call this week my cars at work, ive started to amass some parts for my latest round of replace and mod, here is the list of parts

New Turbo
GTI rear calipers and discs
Genuine rear pads
Powered coated GTI rear back plates
5 lts LL oil (TPS oil bonanza £20, before the 15% increase which started today)
genuine oil filter £2.84 +vat :happy2:
mk6 boot handle
ED30 boot spoiler

all i need now is about 5 hours to fit the rear brakes, Turbo and give it a full service  :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on March 01, 2012, 08:20:43 PM
Fitted a new pollen filter today, the old one was minging  :sick:

Fitting Powerflex ARB bushes tomorrow  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skard on March 02, 2012, 05:09:40 PM
Got some leather door cards to match my seats, so used the opportunity to fit some door exit lights.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/bcde33be-fdfd-36fa.jpg)

Also took out my seats and pulled carpet back to tidy up the masses of wires I've put in over the years!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 02, 2012, 06:04:23 PM
I like those ^ more than the reflectors ;}

Today I found out 'one more week until I get 'er back'  :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: John GT140 on March 03, 2012, 11:30:18 AM
Went to the painters to see how he's getting on with wheels and rear gti valance shold be ready to collect in the next few days  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skard on March 03, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
I like those ^ more than the reflectors ;}

They look brilliant in the dark, really stand out.

John - How's it going? What painter you using? Got a bumper I need sprayed up.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on March 03, 2012, 03:16:14 PM
Not alot personally but stood around while the man from AA fitted me a new windscreen. I just know that as soon as I get it off the drive something is going to hit the window.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: jimk04 on March 03, 2012, 03:37:50 PM
Just been for a 30 mile blast as the sun has popped out and its dried up a bit - averaged 18.9mpg :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 03, 2012, 07:28:15 PM
Fitted my new turbo today and changed the oil and filter, the car now pulls smoothly thro the rev range :laugh: my brakes should be here middle of the week so can get that done, my mk6 boot handle has arrived so if the weathers good i will fit that tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 03, 2012, 07:47:07 PM
  :scared: :scared:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6803705262_f554fb287a_b.jpg)

Both front wings, bonnet and Boot lid stratch removal....  to this...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6803707026_7cab7a6e61_b.jpg)

removed over 40+ stonechips from a car thats done 60k, and those guys with tornado red cars will know how annoying they are... Cars now shinning like a pin, polish yet to be applied in the last photo, so when i get chance i will add some Nattys wax later  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 03, 2012, 07:52:46 PM
  :scared: :scared:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6803705262_f554fb287a_b.jpg)

Both front wings, bonnet and Boot lid stratch removal....  to this...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6803707026_7cab7a6e61_b.jpg)

removed over 40+ stonechips from a car thats done 60k, and those guys with tornado red cars will know who annoying they are... Cars now shinning like a pin, polish yet to be applied in the last photo, so when i get chance i will add some Nattys wax later  :happy2:

Fantastic work! Fancy tackling my emocion red bonnet!?  :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 03, 2012, 08:23:26 PM
wasnt all plain sailing though mike, tried to repair the bootlid from a recently aquired scratch, using 2000 grit, managed to rub clean through the laquer and down tothe primer on the bootlid, with just over a dozen rubs, which resulted in a boot respray and some magic by my detailing guru thankfully.... Goes to show the ammount of wet sanding on the bonnet and wings with no issue,the bootlid had hardly any paint from the factory on it  :confused: we both stood in disbelief  :sick: but thankfully you wouldnt know there was a repair done..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6949886077_fd891a4457_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6949888033_f91fbf0017_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6803781190_b75ea542c9_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6803813578_eeb392c5ec_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: markymark on March 03, 2012, 08:26:33 PM
Looking good Steve....although from that pic the bumper looks a different shade, hopefully that's just the light! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 03, 2012, 08:28:15 PM
Looking good Steve....although from that pic the bumper looks a different shade, hopefully that's just the light! :happy2:

its just the daylight mate, the repair was done just to the right of the VW Badge.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on March 03, 2012, 08:43:35 PM
Steve, did your man not use a paint gauge before he started sanding?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: VC on March 03, 2012, 08:46:32 PM
Steve, did your man not use a paint gauge before he started sanding?

Exactly what I was going to say.......
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 03, 2012, 08:53:44 PM
Steve, did your man not use a paint gauge before he started sanding?

No mate, he hasnt got one... as he does this in his spare time as a hobby for the past 20 years, this is the 1st time ever that hes come across a car with such thin paintwork, i know ive read about it, but the last thing we were both expecting after filling a boot stratch and giving 2500 wet n dry on a cork block with around a dozen wipes, was Pink showing almost imeadiatley!!

A valueable lession to us both, fortunatley we got it sorted..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: VC on March 03, 2012, 08:57:08 PM
....is he buying a paint gauge now  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: SteveP on March 03, 2012, 08:58:12 PM
....is he buying a paint gauge now  :grin:

 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on March 03, 2012, 08:58:23 PM
Steve, did your man not use a paint gauge before he started sanding?

No mate, he hasnt got one... as he does this in his spare time as a hobby for the past 20 years, this is the 1st time ever that hes come across a car with such thin paintwork, i know ive read about it, but the last thing we were both expecting after filling a boot stratch and giving 2500 wet n dry on a cork block with around a dozen wipes, was Pink showing almost imeadiatley!!

A valueable lession to us both, fortunatley we got it sorted..


Fair do's!

Bonnet and wings look ace, look forward to seeing it in the flesh!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 03, 2012, 09:04:02 PM
....is he buying a paint gauge now  :grin:

will avoid VW's and the wet n dry i feel VC  :signLOL:

it either that or my cars had a rear end shunt in the first 11 months of its life before i bought it??? it seems rather odd the panels are as such  :confused:

but either way she's in the best condition shes been in since ive had her in 4 years.. and for the cost of a packet of Jaffa cakes, was a worthwhile gamble :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on March 03, 2012, 09:08:15 PM
....is he buying a paint gauge now  :grin:

will avoid VW's and the wet n dry i feel VC  :signLOL:

it either that or my cars had a rear end shunt in the first 11 months of its like before i bought it??? it seems rather odd the panels are as such  :confused:

but either way she's in the best condition shes been in since ive had her in 4 years.. and for the cost of a packet of Jaffa cakes, was a worthwhile gamble :grin:

If it had, had a bump then chances are there'd be more paint not less so I wouldn't worry about that bud!  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: maxload on March 04, 2012, 01:00:23 PM
I managed to get a close look at Steve's car yesterday as the work was being carried out , as Steve was introducing me to his detailing man to take a look at my car.
The finish is incredible with no stone chips visible at all. It look's stunning , better than new  :notworthy:

I'll also be paying detailing Dave a visit in a few weeks for a full machine polish  , I cant wait  :smiley:

Thanks again Steve... :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on March 04, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
Steve, did your man not use a paint gauge before he started sanding?
+1. Vital IMO. If you look at the likes of KDS, they use a laser pointer to help accurately measure the same spot after sanding.

Does look good though. I thought the bumper being a different colour was because it was plastic and not metal?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 04, 2012, 03:42:11 PM
Steve, did your man not use a paint gauge before he started sanding?
+1. Vital IMO. If you look at the likes of KDS, they use a laser pointer to help accurately measure the same spot after sanding.

Does look good though. I thought the bumper being a different colour was because it was plastic and not metal?

jas, Its just the photo lol, the bumper was not sanded, only to the right of the vw boot badge , pics were taken at dusk, so light was darker than usual mate  :happy2:... When she's had some polish and wax re-applied and it stops snowing,I will take another snap  :happy2:

I did read about people saying about different paint thickness's but the boot on my car is wafer thin, if all mk5's are like this, then you can't do any stratch repairs, because there is zero paint depth!..Bonnet and wings were no issue thankfully, but David had huge amounts of paint fillings to wet flat back. It was worth a go, if it didn't work then my plan of a full respray would of gone ahead, but adding fresh paint will not give as good as end result.Softer paint quite often can be worse as you know..

Problem is now, the bonnet and wings have no Orange peel effect, and the rest of the car does :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on March 04, 2012, 04:18:37 PM
Steve I'm aware of that. My reply was in part response to flora's post. If you spray the same paint on metal and plastic there will always be a subtle difference in the final colour.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gulfstream11 on March 04, 2012, 05:24:24 PM
My MK5 and I did bugger all today,its rained all day,But yesterday we went surfing.. :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mandy on March 05, 2012, 12:30:51 PM
Me and my mk5 drove down to JKM this morning, dropped my car off and I am currently driving around in this little one:

(http://daz.co/media/ae36/mandy71185/IMG_0619.jpg)

Not used to seeing the fuel gauge not move after driving into town and back. :signLOL:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 05, 2012, 08:21:19 PM

Touched base with Keith about him taking my car off Alex after the diff / geometry have been sorted to further improve the map.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 05, 2012, 08:35:32 PM
Me and my mk5 drove down to JKM this morning, dropped my car off and I am currently driving around in this little one:

(http://daz.co/media/ae36/mandy71185/IMG_0619.jpg)

Not used to seeing the fuel gauge not move after driving into town and back. :signLOL:



Well what you having done? Fuel pump fitting?  :popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on March 05, 2012, 09:47:55 PM
Spent the day at Shark having the dpf off and stage 2 remap  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on March 05, 2012, 10:01:15 PM
Today me and my Eddy visited the scene of yesterday's crime to get some pictures of an offending pothole which put a nice bubble in my front passenger side tyre.

New tyre should arrive tomorrow from Camskill and Glasgow City Council will hopefully foot the bill once I submit a claim form.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Harry171 on March 05, 2012, 10:11:53 PM
Got my glass tinted and finally fitted my coilovers, been in the garage from December! Looking much better.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 07, 2012, 07:47:13 AM
Today me and my Eddy visited the scene of yesterday's crime to get some pictures of an offending pothole which put a nice bubble in my front passenger side tyre.

New tyre should arrive tomorrow from Camskill and Glasgow City Council will hopefully foot the bill once I submit a claim form.

Good luck! I've lost two tires and one wheel in two separate incidents here in the states, and both times the state wouldn't accept the claims. ;[
Here they always deny claims to make you go through an appeal process where they deny it a second time and tell you "too bad, now go away".
Hopefully they are more upstanding there, right?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on March 07, 2012, 09:45:50 AM
Today me and my Eddy visited the scene of yesterday's crime to get some pictures of an offending pothole which put a nice bubble in my front passenger side tyre.

New tyre should arrive tomorrow from Camskill and Glasgow City Council will hopefully foot the bill once I submit a claim form.

Good luck! I've lost two tires and one wheel in two separate incidents here in the states, and both times the state wouldn't accept the claims. ;[
Here they always deny claims to make you go through an appeal process where they deny it a second time and tell you "too bad, now go away".
Hopefully they are more upstanding there, right?

I claimed last year for the two passenger side tyres on my old Z4 Coupe which were both killed in one incident on a big barstewards of a pothole and my claim was successful. Will Just need to keep my fingers crossed and see how it pans out this time.

The roads here in Glasgow really are in a terrible state  :sad:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 07, 2012, 09:49:17 AM

Hand my keys over to VrsAlex @ A.K.S tuning :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on March 07, 2012, 07:57:01 PM
rotated my tyres (3500 miles old) and cleaned and sealed the inside of the wheels while i was on with it and cleaned all the suspension parts etc.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: John GT140 on March 08, 2012, 07:41:35 PM
Drew back the curtains this morning to find some scrote had dinted my car door , looks like its been kicked or something and has left a 10cm crease and 3 dints on my otherwise unmarked car . Gutted and was shaking with rage first thing , but have now chilled out and am still going to press ahead with a full service and get my refurbed wheels fitted and gti rear  lower half fitted  at the weekend
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 08, 2012, 09:18:58 PM
Well after fitting my turbo at the weekend and giving her a service tonight i had to get my rear brakes swapped, for the last week ive had metal on disc, ive been on call so had the truck from work, anyway, i bought berg's rear GTI calipers, so Genuine pads and some powder coated back plates, got in from work and started got the old 260mm discs and calipers off and the rotton back plate, and this is my first problem, now i think the rear hub is different on the GTIs as my lovely shiney back plates dont fit  :sad1: so i fitted the discs, pads and calipers, time to bleed the brakes, apart from the bleeders being murder tight they bleed fine, i think i need to slacken off the cable brackets as ive got a little to much cable near the caliper, but its working perfect, so test drive time  :driver: :driver:  :signLOL:

After driving steady to help bed the new pads in i tried the brakes properly and all i can say is they are amazing, they stop and feel so much better than the 260s, really pleased

here are some pics, sorry its dark

(http://daz.co/media/astramad-cab/2011_onwards/3f516740.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/astramad-cab/2011_onwards/7043ae14.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on March 08, 2012, 10:25:07 PM
fitted new discs and pads and welded a snapped exhaust hanger on my daily driver and while i was on notices some little sh!t has knocked the engine under tray! it was defeinately there last time i looked :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 12, 2012, 05:57:25 AM
^ Dude, I'd give you a wheel if you weren't so far from Oregon. That one makes me :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 12, 2012, 07:39:20 AM
^ Dude, I'd give you a wheel if you weren't so far from Oregon. That one makes me :(




Thanks mate, that what happened when I let my mum use the car for a weekend :scared: gonna get them all refurbed next month  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on March 12, 2012, 08:57:38 AM
got xenons, forge short shifter, RS4 valve and HPFP internals fitted!

Very happy with all mods, especially short shifter and xenons!  Highly recommended!

Paul
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 12, 2012, 05:25:31 PM
got xenons, forge short shifter, RS4 valve and HPFP internals fitted!

Very happy with all mods, especially short shifter and xenons!  Highly recommended!

Paul

Nice! Were the hpfp bits replacement or new upgrades?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 12, 2012, 05:37:48 PM
brought some of the New formula Autoglym Super resin polish today.First impressions results are very good. for minor swirls, it does the job very well..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GINGER224 on March 12, 2012, 06:05:29 PM
Nothing exciting but cleaned it after my recent delivery of stuff!!
Valet pRo citrus pre wash,
Rinse,
Iron x ( new cherry smells like warm baby vomit)
Rinse,
Wash-2 bucket, dodo juice born To be mild, dodo supernatural wash mitt,
Billberry wheel wash on alloys
Dry with micro fibre towels
Auto glym srp- new formula
Poor boys black hole glaze
Poor boys exp sealant and then 2 coats of poor boys nattys wax red- 2 coats of poor boys wheel sealant,

Very very happy with the results on black magic paint.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on March 14, 2012, 09:40:52 AM
got xenons, forge short shifter, RS4 valve and HPFP internals fitted!

Very happy with all mods, especially short shifter and xenons!  Highly recommended!

Paul

do you fit your xenons with headlight washers, auto levelling etc?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on March 14, 2012, 01:00:42 PM
Just finished fitting my Polar FIS+  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 14, 2012, 10:30:36 PM
fitted my new wiper motor today, gonna fit my mk6 3d boot badge tomorrow night and then give the old girl a good valet on saturday  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 14, 2012, 10:33:44 PM

Looked outside & remembered she's at AKS still lol  :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on March 14, 2012, 10:43:33 PM
got xenons, forge short shifter, RS4 valve and HPFP internals fitted!

Very happy with all mods, especially short shifter and xenons!  Highly recommended!

Paul

Nice! Were the hpfp bits replacement or new upgrades?

new upgrades! Bought it some time ago but never had a chance to fit it!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on March 14, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
MOT today, fortunately is passed.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 14, 2012, 10:55:01 PM
MOT today, fortunately is passed.  :happy2:

 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 15, 2012, 02:56:28 AM
We thought about each other as we are still separated while it is in the shop...still ;{
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dockermel on March 15, 2012, 04:24:30 PM
fitted the headlamp repair kit. dont think it will last long just flimsy plastic. :signLOL: better than the cable tie that was holding it in :signLOL: also fitted some fog covers with the air vent. think they look better than the solid ones :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on March 15, 2012, 07:13:08 PM
waxed the car (again) this time with poor boys natty paste then got my modified map from SC and uploaded to the car. wanted to smooth out the midrange and it seems to have worked. really good customer service at superchips!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 17, 2012, 08:18:43 AM
Went by to say "Hi" to it today. It is finally in the paint booth ;]
Looks like we'll be reunited late next week. Four months is too D''d long for repairs. ;[
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: urbantorque on March 17, 2012, 11:44:03 AM
- looked out the window and thought it had been stolen, then realised i'd parked it in a different place
- moved it back to it's regular space ready for cleaning the interior
- took pictures of the r32 rear i'm selling after a change of direction :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 17, 2012, 06:42:24 PM
Finally found where the pollen filter was fitted, and fitted a new element for £12 from the dealers.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on March 18, 2012, 05:44:05 AM
Driving up to Towcester in Northants to collect a Monza 2 18" I won on ebay.

It is mint but for 1 tiny kerb mark, and I've bought it to replace the passenger side front, which is badly kerbed. I just can't bear looking at it any longer, and this is a stop gap until my Mrs no longer drives the car and I can get all five refurbed, and sell one to get my money back.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on March 18, 2012, 06:54:27 AM
Or you could keep it as a spare with a proper tyre.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 18, 2012, 03:55:24 PM
Finished wrapping the front and rear VW emblems today and now back on the primed, painted and lacquered behinds! Not to everyone's taste but i likey!! :happy2:

(http://daz.co/media/mcaborn/My_car/nuu-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/mcaborn/My_car/uhiujnuun-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on March 18, 2012, 05:02:33 PM
I really like the front one Martin. I've seen these on ebay, I might get one and see what it looks like.

Is the OEM front one easy to remove?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: tomolambo on March 18, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
had major loss of power, back firing like a nutter with a shot gun, plugged it in low fuel pressure fault code, opend the bonnet to find the air box not fitted correctly and the connector to the fuel pump snapped  :surprised:
new pump it is then not in the best of moods
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 18, 2012, 05:05:06 PM
had major loss of power, back firing like a nutter with a shot gun, plugged it in low fuel pressure fault code, opend the bonnet to find the air box not fitted correctly and the connector to the fuel pump snapped  :surprised:
new pump it is then not in the best of moods

Excuse for an APR pump :p
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 18, 2012, 06:19:19 PM
I really like the front one Martin. I've seen these on ebay, I might get one and see what it looks like.

Is the OEM front one easy to remove?

Very simple to remove.I took the grill off which is as simple as removing  4 torx screws (2 top, 2 bottom, just below number plate) and remove (even do this when cleaning the car,it's that easy). From the front of grill turn VW emblem 1/4 turn anti clockwise and it will come out. Don't know about the bought ones, I seperated the 2 parts of VW emblem, vinyl wrapped front using guide on the forum by richwig. Rear was sanded, primed with plastic primer (4 coats), painted (4 coats) and then lacquered (2 coats). All 3 spray paint cans, halfords £6.99 a can.  I have also got a Black Gloss front part of the VW emblem from eBay (about £10) and to be honest it is no better than the ones I have wrapped myself. Gloss Black Vinyl wrap from eBay, enough to wrap 6 emblems  approx £4.
The back is a whole other story, or it was for me! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on March 19, 2012, 08:12:43 PM
Got the car back from VW Watford today after having some problems with warning lights after the cambelt/water pump change, an hour later than they said they would. After inspecting some of the parts I'd requested to see, there doent seem to be an even number of bolts. Does this look normal? The cambelt looks hardly worn as well  :mad: ....oh well it didnt cost me a thing other than inconweenyence. I hope this is the last visit I have to make to these jokers Theyve also added some nice swirly marks to my nice new painted rear quarter they done in Janurary. :happy2:

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u94/hansumbwunderful/133d24fe.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u94/hansumbwunderful/9a9f9fc1.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u94/hansumbwunderful/589d0ed9.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 19, 2012, 09:07:28 PM
have been getting prices for paint work on my battle wounded mk5  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on March 19, 2012, 10:19:23 PM
have been getting prices for paint work on my battle wounded mk5  :sad1:

what happened to it Phil? You both been in the wars lately!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 19, 2012, 10:29:36 PM
have been getting prices for paint work on my battle wounded mk5  :sad1:

what happened to it Phil? You both been in the wars lately!

Blow out, which ended in bent wing, bonnet and smashed front bumper corner  :sad1:, it looks worse then it is, its just panels nothing major, but will cost me most of the spare cash id put to one side for mods  :sad1: best bit it wasnt me driving, i did tell her id have the panels off hers as its the same colour  :wink: she's ok and thats the main thing

My head is on the mend, headaches arent as bad now, but still got a lump where i cut it, so untill that goes down a little i will continue wearing my beanie

How have you got on with the skirt mate?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 20, 2012, 02:18:41 AM
have been getting prices for paint work on my battle wounded mk5  :sad1:

what happened to it Phil? You both been in the wars lately!

Blow out, which ended in bent wing, bonnet and smashed front bumper corner  :sad1:, it looks worse then it is, its just panels nothing major, but will cost me most of the spare cash id put to one side for mods  :sad1: best bit it wasnt me driving, i did tell her id have the panels off hers as its the same colour  :wink: she's ok and thats the main thing

My head is on the mend, headaches arent as bad now, but still got a lump where i cut it, so untill that goes down a little i will continue wearing my beanie

How have you got on with the skirt mate?

Your core support survived, right?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on March 20, 2012, 04:54:03 AM
Or you could keep it as a spare with a proper tyre.

Not a bad shout. I'd curse selling it if I  kurbed a newlt refurbed one.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: brookesb32 on March 20, 2012, 10:08:27 PM


How have you got on with the skirt mate?


Ouch, glad the misses ok mate, like you said that the main thing  :happy2:

Skirt is gettin there slowly. Worked out a courier at a reasonable price just need the dealer to relist it, which he was going to do at the start of the week, but nothing as yet. Got my eyes on a ed30 rear valance now in Poland, could be a winner of can get for the right price. This site will cost me a fortune  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 20, 2012, 10:10:33 PM

Got another update from AKS & agreed a date for Keith @ APR to take delivery of my car for tweaking the map  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: P4ulo on March 20, 2012, 10:34:50 PM
Rolled around on the ground in front of the Jetta today and had a bit more of a think about mounting my numberplate down to the front left of the lower grill sections.
It could work.....one day. :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 20, 2012, 11:43:10 PM
have been getting prices for paint work on my battle wounded mk5  :sad1:

what happened to it Phil? You both been in the wars lately!

Blow out, which ended in bent wing, bonnet and smashed front bumper corner  :sad1:, it looks worse then it is, its just panels nothing major, but will cost me most of the spare cash id put to one side for mods  :sad1: best bit it wasnt me driving, i did tell her id have the panels off hers as its the same colour  :wink: she's ok and thats the main thing

My head is on the mend, headaches arent as bad now, but still got a lump where i cut it, so untill that goes down a little i will continue wearing my beanie

How have you got on with the skirt mate?

Your core support survived, right?


Yeah everyones fine, just a little bent metal :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 21, 2012, 02:38:36 AM
My wreck was Nov. 3rd 2011 and finally get it back in two days. I hope everything is finally fixed correctly ;[
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: the bruce on March 21, 2012, 06:09:53 AM
last sunday:

(http://www.golfvigti.com/upload/direct/i_14_92_0_61_1332295250_4956.jpg)

(http://www.golfvigti.com/upload/direct/i_14_92_0_61_1332295251_9936.jpg)

(http://www.golfvigti.com/upload/direct/i_14_92_0_61_1332295251_1362.jpg)

 :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 21, 2012, 06:49:49 AM
 :driver: Weeeeeeeeeee! ^
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: wilmott1980 on March 21, 2012, 10:11:02 AM
Mine is currently in vw to have the dreaded 2nd syncro replaced :sad1:

But on the up side it is under warranty :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 21, 2012, 10:16:52 AM
last sunday:

(http://www.golfvigti.com/upload/direct/i_14_92_0_61_1332295250_4956.jpg)

(http://www.golfvigti.com/upload/direct/i_14_92_0_61_1332295251_9936.jpg)

(http://www.golfvigti.com/upload/direct/i_14_92_0_61_1332295251_1362.jpg)

 :driver:

Gutesloh plates Holger?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Stg123 on March 21, 2012, 11:09:03 AM
Service at the local SEAT garage- nothing bad to report! And taxed for another 6 months. Going in on 28th to get the wheels refurbished in sparkle silver. £260 for all 4 to be shotblasted, powder coated, painted and laquered. No wonder I can't afford to get it remapped at the moment  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: the bruce on March 21, 2012, 11:35:02 AM
Gutesloh plates Holger?

No, Mike.  :laugh: I have the 'GT' in the middle. I always modify the pics before upload.
You know 'big brother is watching you'.  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 21, 2012, 01:32:39 PM
Gutesloh plates Holger?

No, Mike.  :laugh: I have the 'GT' in the middle. I always modify the pics before upload.
You know 'big brother is watching you'.  :wink:

 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 21, 2012, 04:20:47 PM
Why are there rust issues in the UK? Do they salt the roads there or what?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on March 21, 2012, 04:47:15 PM
Why are there rust issues in the UK? Do the salt the roads there or what?

yes they do
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 21, 2012, 05:18:43 PM
Why are there rust issues in the UK? Do the salt the roads there or what?

What do they use in the States, is it just grit? Must be murder on the bonnet (sorry "hood") not sure what's worse, corrosion or stone chips! We get Salt and Grit, might have to invest in a bra me thinks!  :happy2:


Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on March 21, 2012, 08:10:48 PM

Fitted my new Monza 2 onto the car. Took the shredded one off, got it's tyre fitted to the new wheel, put the offside front on the nearside front, and the new one to the offside front.

The car looks so much better without that messed up alloy onto it, it was breaking my heart every time I looked at it  :sad1:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 22, 2012, 06:23:02 AM
Why are there rust issues in the UK? Do the salt the roads there or what?

What do they use in the States, is it just grit? Must be murder on the bonnet (sorry "hood") not sure what's worse, corrosion or stone chips! We get Salt and Grit, might have to invest in a bra me thinks!  :happy2:




They use grit/small gravel so you just stay back and away from people looking to cut in front closely. They usually only do this when it snows hard and then sweep it up a day or two afterwards. For ice'y conditions they spray the roads with magnesium chloride to prevent ice forming. Chipping is not too bad and some even opt for the 3M clear film wrap all over the front end. And 'Bonnet' I'm cool with ;]  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 22, 2012, 06:36:12 AM
Also going to post some pics of my first day of Spring Break tomorrow for you guys. Plus I get my 'Red Headed Girl' back from the shop tomorrow. Should have pics soon of the new finish.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Vdub13799 on March 22, 2012, 04:56:53 PM
Fitted some fresh new number plates! Little touch but definitely looks better!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on March 22, 2012, 05:07:12 PM
Bought some new wipers all round plus screenwash.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on March 22, 2012, 08:36:27 PM
OPL trackday at Oulton Park albeit on tuesday, great day!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on March 22, 2012, 09:03:05 PM
had a great drive thru helmsley, thirsk, pickering and scarbrough over the north york moors to whitby and back again. about 200 miles total and brilliant weather! :driver:


then when i got home fixed the rattling handbrake. had to take the whole damn arm rest unit out to get to the bit that was rattling
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 22, 2012, 09:18:37 PM
So this is how my 1st day of Spring Break ended yesterday. Those poor people in Daytona Beach and Palm Springs are so HOT they can barely stand to wear any clothing ;]

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/SpringBreak12002.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/SpringBreak12007.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/SpringBreak12008.jpg)

And still no call from the shop saying "You can come and pick up your VW".
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 22, 2012, 10:44:11 PM

Your wait is nearly over dude
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 23, 2012, 02:33:28 AM
 :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Shorty on March 23, 2012, 06:47:41 AM
Bought Autotech internals. Just need to fit along with my RS4 vavle, my BCS exhaust next week and im ready for mapping.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on March 23, 2012, 08:15:26 PM
Fitted new wiper blades and pollen filter. Quantum oil, filter and fuel filter change getting done tomorrow. :happy2:
I ignored the advice about putting a sheet of paper under the pollen filter and got rewarded with a small compost heap in the footwell! :ashamed:

Regards,

John
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on March 24, 2012, 07:42:53 PM
de wiperd and fitted a blank 2 my rear window, sprayed my engine cover up, fitted a tax disc holder and also fitted a super pro  dog bone insert  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 24, 2012, 07:51:28 PM
de wiperd and fitted a blank 2 my rear window, sprayed my engine cover up, fitted a tax disc holder and also fitted a super pro  dog bone insert  :happy2:

Pics please
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on March 24, 2012, 11:04:54 PM
Got in a wash wash and wax (using Megs Final Inspection quick detailer as the prep for the wax) what with the good weather  :party: and the hose pipe ban looming  :sad1:

results:

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9516/rszmarchwash12full.jpg)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8677/rsz1marchwash12bonnet.jpg)

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4966/rszmarchwash12roof1.jpg)

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9699/rszmarchwash12roof2.jpg)

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/6818/rszmarchwash12roof3.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2091/rszmarchwash12roof4.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on March 25, 2012, 12:48:27 PM
de wiperd and fitted a blank 2 my rear window, sprayed my engine cover up, fitted a tax disc holder and also fitted a super pro  dog bone insert  :happy2:

Pics please

will post monday dude its a work with the laquer hardening dude  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on March 25, 2012, 01:02:47 PM
i gave the OHs mk5 a wash and wax with Autoglem super resin polish, shes happy :star:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Sarah on March 25, 2012, 03:52:07 PM
Few days late but I arranged for my new wheels to go in for powdercoating. Should be back and on the car in a few weeks  :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on March 25, 2012, 04:04:45 PM
Drove up a kerb and pulled a chunk of paint from the front splitter  :chicken:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 25, 2012, 04:16:10 PM
Drove up a kerb and pulled a chunk of paint from the front splitter  :chicken:

Was it your gate stopper Nick?  :grin:

In all seriousness, sorry to hear it mate :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on March 25, 2012, 05:12:47 PM
My brother changed my interior lights to LEDs, new headlight bulbs, sidelights and number plate bulbs. I gave the car a wash, gave it a polish but it was that hot I had to stop and havent been able to wax it!  :fighting: :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Eccie on March 25, 2012, 06:46:24 PM
Washed the car, put the summer tyres back on and cleaned my tips up !


(http://daz.co/media/tt60/gpe/fa825f31.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tt60/gpe/0a819c50.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tt60/gpe/6ea8683b.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mpm on March 25, 2012, 09:59:32 PM
Spent 2 hours cleaning it yesterday, and drove it today, love the weather!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Deedub on March 26, 2012, 02:04:31 AM
spent 3 hours Saturday cleaning and polishing, also using some harder scratch remover to get rid of some marks with some success. Not drove but already abit dirty due to the cold nights and dusty air :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: wigit on March 26, 2012, 09:34:32 AM
i also got the autosol and wire wool out for the Pirellis tips which are now looking shiny
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on March 26, 2012, 11:04:44 AM
Gave the car a good clean yesterday due to the birds taking to "checking themseves out in the passenger mirror"  :pomppomp:, they have been doing it for about 3 weeks now, they fly out of the trees next to my car 2 or 3 at a time and land on the front passenger door rubber strip at bottom of window where they take a crap!  :fighting:, they then proceed to the wing mirror where they either check themselves out  :love: or proceed to attack their reflection  :fighting:, its actually quite funny watching it but not when they take a crap on my shiny Candy ED30, car cover has been ordered to prevent this from now on!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MrP on March 26, 2012, 11:10:35 AM
washed it, realised that its covered in tar, that its had a new windscreen at some point in its life and found another ding in one of the back doors.

put my alpine stereo in at last.

waxed the car
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on March 26, 2012, 01:31:46 PM
Got car booked in for the window's tinting and alloy's to be redone on Audi dolphin grey! :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on March 26, 2012, 01:45:19 PM
Got car booked in for the window's tinting and alloy's to be redone on Audi dolphin grey! :laugh:

Good colour choice, my Pesky's on the Ed30 are Dolphin grey  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: VC on March 26, 2012, 01:47:42 PM
Gave the car a good clean yesterday due to the birds taking to "checking themseves out in the passenger mirror"  :pomppomp:, they have been doing it for about 3 weeks now, they fly out of the trees next to my car 2 or 3 at a time and land on the front passenger door rubber strip at bottom of window where they take a crap!  :fighting:, they then proceed to the wing mirror where they either check themselves out  :love: or proceed to attack their reflection  :fighting:, its actually quite funny watching it but not when they take a crap on my shiny Candy ED30, car cover has been ordered to prevent this from now on!

cheap showercap on the wing mirror :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on March 26, 2012, 02:47:58 PM
Gave the car a good clean yesterday due to the birds taking to "checking themseves out in the passenger mirror"  :pomppomp:, they have been doing it for about 3 weeks now, they fly out of the trees next to my car 2 or 3 at a time and land on the front passenger door rubber strip at bottom of window where they take a crap!  :fighting:, they then proceed to the wing mirror where they either check themselves out  :love: or proceed to attack their reflection  :fighting:, its actually quite funny watching it but not when they take a crap on my shiny Candy ED30, car cover has been ordered to prevent this from now on!

cheap pellet gun should do it:happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on March 26, 2012, 07:41:37 PM
.
What did I do today? - Go for an absolute blast on 50 miles of twisty and exciting B-roads with the sunroof open and all windows down just half an inch to release cabin pressure waves. I really exercised the Quaife diff. There's even a short tunnel to get noizy in!

Same again for the rest of the week as it's driving my daughter to and from the nearest train station.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on March 26, 2012, 07:44:09 PM
Excellent Robin... this weather sure lend itself to a little blast.  :evilgrin:

I fitted a proper matt black front VW badge, not wrapped.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on March 26, 2012, 07:47:05 PM

Excellent Robin... this weather sure lend itself to a little blast.  :evilgrin:


....That's right  :happy2: - It's what our modified cars are built for!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 26, 2012, 07:54:16 PM

Excellent Robin... this weather sure lend itself to a little blast.  :evilgrin:


....That's right  :happy2: - It's what our modified cars are built for!

You mean it's not for writing mod lists on the Internet & washing?  :scared: Doh!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: galaxie500 on March 26, 2012, 08:24:10 PM
I spent my Saturday afternoon ripping out my armrest, centre console, and RNS 510 and all the fun that involves (scratched & bleeding fingers, lost screws, magnetic pick up tools) to fit the MDI in the armrest and the slidey topped cupholder into the console. 

Fiddly but not difficult and ultimately rather rewarding; my iPhone 4S now 'talks' to the RNS 510 and the car feels finished with its very slick slidey topped cupholder which feels (I believe) as it should have come out of the factory in the first place rather than the basic 2 holes in a bit of plastic that came before. Rather pleased with myself in fact....!!

Took the car out for a late night blast after watching 'The Guard' on a mate's new video projector.  Great film and amazing image from the JVC projector.
I want one!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: calculon on March 26, 2012, 08:36:00 PM
I know your pain.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 26, 2012, 08:57:28 PM
DAY OFF!  :jumpmove:
 
Finally got round to fitting all the little bits that were sat in a box. New wing mirror covers, smoked repeaters (over 2 hours), aluminium seat inserts, aluminium climate control rings, brushed aluminium ashray lid, 3M brushed aluminium vinyl wrapped stearing wheel inserts, new number plates, Wolfsburg plate surround and most importantly my new internal Forum decals (cheers VC).  :happy2:
Next its a detail!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on March 26, 2012, 10:13:53 PM


You mean it's not for writing mod lists on the Internet & washing?  :scared: Doh!

If i didn't wash her so often there'd be little point in owning her  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Rampage on March 27, 2012, 09:34:43 AM
Only just recovered from 7 yrs of doing my first ever mini detail yesterday (thanks to this forum  :drinking:)

I had my first attempt at claying the car... couldn't believe the dirt it was taking off a supposedly clean car! Truly amazed and now a convert. I knew it was going well when only after the claying  and polishing an old man walked past and shouted "GOOD GOD! THAT CAR IS SHINY MAN!" That did make me laugh and a little proud. That was even before it was sealed and two coats of wax went on. It's a mirror now and looks brand new!  :pomppomp:

Also took 20 mins to fit the mfsw buttons that I bought off eddie-nl months ago. All fitted and work 100%

Lived on the street for years and not spoken to a few of the neighbours before. Quite a few came up for a chat over even ran over asking if I've heard of Dodo juice lol.

So all in all a very tiring but very satisfying day. A car that looks new again, and new friends!  :happy2:

Think I'm going to go for a much earned drive and get her dirty today...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on March 27, 2012, 11:25:06 AM
K04 + injectors fitted yesterday! Man this is properly quick car now! :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: fab5freddy on March 27, 2012, 11:45:26 AM
^^^ Good work Paul  :happy2: 

Who did you get to do the mapping in the end?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on March 27, 2012, 12:53:19 PM
My car turned 50k Miles :(
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 27, 2012, 05:04:29 PM
You mean it's not for writing mod lists on the Internet & washing?  :scared: Doh!

Yeah, I'm with you......more mod lists and washing ;]
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 27, 2012, 05:07:58 PM
You mean it's not for writing mod lists on the Internet & washing?  :scared: Doh!

Yeah, I'm with you......more mod lists and washing ;]

Not got her back yet?  :sad1:

Mines been gone 2 weeks & im getting withdrawal symptoms lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nickyboy on March 28, 2012, 07:05:24 PM
(http://daz.co/media/b235/nickyboy28/IMAG0181.jpg)

To be continued
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on March 28, 2012, 11:05:59 PM
pulled a face when i saw how much pollen and tree stuff she's covered in since i cleaned her on Saturday - all the blossom trees down our street are out in full bloom, it looks very pretty  :pomppomp: but makes the car less shiny  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on March 28, 2012, 11:41:18 PM
^^^ Good work Paul  :happy2: 

Who did you get to do the mapping in the end?

It was Joe Power from Dublin
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 29, 2012, 07:52:38 AM
You mean it's not for writing mod lists on the Internet & washing?  :scared: Doh!

Yeah, I'm with you......more mod lists and washing ;]

Not got her back yet?  :sad1:

Mines been gone 2 weeks & im getting withdrawal symptoms lol
They told me yesterday that it should be done by Friday. I'm not so sure about that  :sad1:

Withdrawals are BAD now. Nov. 3rd was a long time ago, and I'm sick of driving that F'n Dodge Charger rental. All it is is an overgrown Dodge Neon ;[ It clumps along down the road like a lead burrito and makes me sea-sick every time I stop from the rocking back and forth  :sick:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 29, 2012, 10:15:33 PM
Gave my mistress a mini detail, really happy with the Clearkote Red Moose Glaze in conjunction with Vic's Red Concours wax, never used the Clearkote before so am well happy. :happy2:
 
(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/newcar015-1.jpg)

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/newcar014-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/car31-1.jpg)

Just realised i forgot the exhaust (oh t*ts)  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 30, 2012, 07:36:24 AM
^Purr..dee^

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TomorrowTomorrowTomorrow I get my car back ;]
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on March 30, 2012, 07:53:52 AM
^Purr..dee^

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TomorrowTomorrowTomorrow I get my car back ;]


Today? :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on March 30, 2012, 09:09:38 AM
Yesterday me and my ED30 took a trip over to greetham Valley golf club (about 1.5hrs away from me) for our monthly golf society day (13 of us), great course and lovely weather (23c) and I took home the trophy having scored 45 points in stableford  :happy2: it was just one of those days when almost everything I hit turned out well, well chuffed as my previous best stabelford score was 35pts  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 30, 2012, 09:41:24 AM
On the red theme.. Did mine yesterday using the new Autoglyms Super resin formula and a coat of Autogylm Extra gloss protection on top.. Very happy  :happy2:


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7026468357_de755d3536.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026468357/)
DSC_0471 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026468357/) by Saint steve (http://www.flickr.com/people/62252191@N06/), on Flickr


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7026471281_2847430252.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026471281/)
DSC_0473 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026471281/) by Saint steve (http://www.flickr.com/people/62252191@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: galaxie500 on March 30, 2012, 09:52:50 AM
Parked the Silver Bullet aka. my Edition 30 outside my house with barely fumes in the petrol tank as every man and his dog was queuing at the local BP, Shell & Esso because the idiot Government told them to. I wasn't prepared to waste an hour of my life because David Cameron said I should. The strike isn't even on yet!
I'm away for 10 days to the US - hope it's sorted when I get home.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 30, 2012, 10:26:53 AM
On the red theme.. Did mine yesterday using the new Autoglyms Super resin formula and a coat of Autogylm Extra gloss protection on top.. Very happy  :happy2:


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7026468357_de755d3536.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026468357/)
DSC_0471 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026468357/) by Saint steve (http://www.flickr.com/people/62252191@N06/), on Flickr


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7026471281_2847430252.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026471281/)
DSC_0473 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62252191@N06/7026471281/) by Saint steve (http://www.flickr.com/people/62252191@N06/), on Flickr


:notworthy: Now that IS shiney, that's something for me to aim for. Bar seems to have been set high there! Is the Bra a 24/7 thing and do you get many negative comments about it, am thinking of getting one? :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Eccie on March 30, 2012, 10:50:11 AM
You only need a Bra if you've got Man Boobs........... :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 30, 2012, 12:12:32 PM
You only need a Bra if you've got Man Boobs........... :signLOL:

I'm in there then! If it doesn't fit PM your address and I'll pop it in the post! :wink:  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on March 30, 2012, 01:32:37 PM
You only need a Bra if you've got Man Boobs........... :signLOL:

I do , so that's me ok :signLOL:

It tends to stay on, but you must be very regular on removing and keeping it clean under the rim bra itself.

She does get a lot of glances when she's on the road  :happy2:.

I'd say get one, can be bought for as little as £40.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on March 30, 2012, 01:35:06 PM
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Now THIS is what I call a proper bonnet bra!:

(http://daz.co/media/RedRobin_05/Hotties/BoobyBuggy.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on March 30, 2012, 01:52:36 PM
^ Very good sir.  :signLOL: :signLOL:

But you won't dissuade me with pictures of your latest mod.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 30, 2012, 04:47:28 PM
Only 8 hours to go ;] Fingers X'd
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 31, 2012, 01:41:36 PM
Finally got my car back. It looks good but need to do a thorough check top to bottom and open the fog grilles. Pics coming soon after all of that. Nice to feel the power again and could hardly convince myself to go home right away so I went around the countryside for a bit first. ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;]
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on March 31, 2012, 01:46:37 PM
Finally got my car back. It looks good but need to do a thorough check top to bottom and open the fog grilles. Pics coming soon after all of that. Nice to feel the power again and could hardly convince myself to go home right away so I went around the countryside for a bit first. ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;]

 :jumpmove: :rolleye: :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on March 31, 2012, 02:14:51 PM

Nice to feel the power again and could hardly convince myself to go home right away so I went around the countryside for a bit first. ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;] ;]


.... :congrats: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats: I know that feeling oh so well - It has to be done! It would be rude to say no. My local favourite 'lap' is about 40 miles long - Includes all types of roads.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on March 31, 2012, 07:55:01 PM
Could've easily gone on forever.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on March 31, 2012, 09:06:33 PM
I took home the trophy having scored 45 points in stableford  :happy2: it was just one of those days when almost everything I hit turned out well, well chuffed as my previous best stabelford score was 35pts  :sad1:

Thats a great knock mate, what do you play off?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nickyboy on March 31, 2012, 10:58:46 PM
Fitted highline clocks

(http://daz.co/media/b235/nickyboy28/IMAG0183.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Syrag64 on April 01, 2012, 12:03:49 AM
Paid for my LSD, received my Sachs  clutch, got my downpipe with sports cat, xenon (look) lights, HPFP& blowoff valve loaded up in the boot ready for fitment in a couple of weeks soon as my LSD turns up.

Must say i should of washed her tho, very dusty and I have a brand new 200psi jetwash with foam action sat in my work van  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on April 01, 2012, 07:37:06 AM
^Nice list.

I went over my new repairs and I'm building a list of the bad. ;[ Looks like I will have to take it back again. Luckily nothing real bad just small issues left undone.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on April 01, 2012, 09:04:24 AM
Well yesterday put the new grill on, cleaned the car and went for a drive into London to graffiti tunnel to take some new pics with a couple of mates.

Traffic in London  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 01, 2012, 09:17:31 AM

Well yesterday put the new grill on, cleaned the car and went for a drive into London to graffiti tunnel to take some new pics with a couple of mates.


....You gonna share the pics with us?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stu_no_1 on April 01, 2012, 09:36:07 AM
yesterday i drilled my parking sensor holes into my us spec bumper safe to say was very nervous drilling such an expensive bit of plastic lol all went well its now ready to get painted and on the car
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on April 01, 2012, 05:43:13 PM
Fitted my ED30 rear lights.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMG_4159.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: B3n on April 01, 2012, 07:38:34 PM
Polished my calipers :stupid: :stupid: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on April 01, 2012, 07:43:54 PM
Yesterday me and the Ed30 went to Snetterton to watch Robbie Brown testing (Ducati 848 challenge rider), my mate Ben is his spanner monkey and as I live nearby was asked if i was coming down, also was promised free ticket and pit pass for the Races on 26th/27th May, Result!.

Today I washed the car only for the little birds in my garden to attach the wing mirror again and crap along passenger window-sill, looks like im going to have to invest in a air rifle and cull the local Long tailed Tits!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 02, 2012, 03:18:30 PM

Added a badge to cover a god aweful scratch on my tailgate but i dont like it

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1040747.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Janner_Sy on April 02, 2012, 03:26:55 PM
badge whore :innocent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: CAPTAIN BRITAIN on April 02, 2012, 04:12:37 PM
Washed the car befor the hose pipe ban on the 5th,
Was going to do the exhaust trim with Autosol and wire wool but my Arthritic Knee said no   lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on April 02, 2012, 04:51:37 PM
I took home the trophy having scored 45 points in stableford  :happy2: it was just one of those days when almost everything I hit turned out well, well chuffed as my previous best stabelford score was 35pts  :sad1:

Thats a great knock mate, what do you play off?

I currently play off 14 (13.8 to be exact  :happy2:), funny thing was played again saturday and scored only 27pts, nothing went right  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Re: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Bignod00 on April 02, 2012, 06:34:06 PM

Added a badge to cover a god aweful scratch on my tailgate but i dont like it

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1040747.jpg)
Saw these on their website the other day, would be better if they were a bit smaller tho!

Sent from my HTC Desire HD A9191 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on April 02, 2012, 07:56:54 PM
I took home the trophy having scored 45 points in stableford  :happy2: it was just one of those days when almost everything I hit turned out well, well chuffed as my previous best stabelford score was 35pts  :sad1:

Thats a great knock mate, what do you play off?

I currently play off 14 (13.8 to be exact  :happy2:), funny thing was played again saturday and scored only 27pts, nothing went right  :signLOL:

I seam to be playing well at the mo, realy stricking it well now  :smiley:

Only been playing for about 3 years and only been playing regular from June last year. First handicap was 21, now down to 18, aim to get down to 16 by the end of the season  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 06, 2012, 09:20:18 AM
Fitted the Climair Wind Deflectors and they really do work with both keeping wind from the cabin and stopping rain from dripping in too. Not to everyone's taste but I likey!! :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 06, 2012, 09:23:53 AM
Fitted the Climair Wind Deflectors and they really do work with both keeping wind from the cabin and stopping rain from dripping in too. Not to everyone's taste but I likey!! :happy2:

Any pics?  :popcornsoda:  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 06, 2012, 09:47:09 AM
^your wish......................

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch002-1.jpg)

Cheers!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: urbantorque on April 06, 2012, 01:57:09 PM
packaged up the r32 rear bumper ready for posting when it sells on eBay  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on April 06, 2012, 02:43:58 PM
Fitted my nice new wheel  :sad1:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2znsvi1.jpg)

awaiting tyres to arrive now
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dockermel on April 06, 2012, 03:47:31 PM
 :stupid:tried to fix the passenger side seat,as it wont slide forward(3 door). got the new part and the guide from here but no luck just couldnt work out where the plastic bit clips onto  :sad1: :stupid:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DanBoy on April 06, 2012, 04:32:10 PM
Had the koni springs taken off my car and the H&R springs fitted, the drive home was fun the H&R's feel so much better on the twistys  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: StephenED30 on April 06, 2012, 05:12:08 PM
Fitted these.

(http://daz.co/media/ad354/StephenChapman/R32Brakes003.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/ad354/StephenChapman/R32Brakes002.jpg)

Big thanks to DaveB1970, the standard of work is excellent.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 07, 2012, 08:13:03 AM
Eibach pro spring's to be fitted today,as well as the WALK kit+bushes,and the ECS engine mount insert bracket followed by a full 4 wheel digital laser tracking setup,can't wait to get it back! :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: itismebigd on April 07, 2012, 12:18:55 PM
Fitted my new VWR full exhaust system Awesome bit of kit(many thanx Sam at vwr)sounds quality but then again its a milly lol :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 07, 2012, 02:07:01 PM
Eibach pro spring's to be fitted today,as well as the WALK kit+bushes,and the ECS engine mount insert bracket followed by a full 4 wheel digital laser tracking setup,can't wait to get it back! :smiley:

Car back!

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121053.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121042.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121152.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121241.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 07, 2012, 02:07:39 PM
Eibach pro spring's to be fitted today,as well as the WALK kit+bushes,and the ECS engine mount insert bracket followed by a full 4 wheel digital laser tracking setup,can't wait to get it back! :smiley:

Car back!

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121053.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121042.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121152.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z19/sanj_photos/20120407_121241.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on April 07, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
What does the Whiteline/WALK improve? What does it actually do?  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 07, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
What does the Whiteline/WALK improve? What does it actually do?  :drinking:

http://youtu.be/Jn-aWUFKY98
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 07, 2012, 03:51:32 PM

What does the Whiteline/WALK improve? What does it actually do?  :drinking:


http://youtu.be/Jn-aWUFKY98


....And also john_o's excellent review:   http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,395.0.html   :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: golf nutter on April 07, 2012, 04:11:10 PM
Washed and took photos in readiness for selling  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 07, 2012, 07:28:40 PM
Eibach pro spring's to be fitted today,as well as the WALK kit+bushes,and the ECS engine mount insert bracket followed by a full 4 wheel digital laser tracking setup,can't wait to get it back! :smiley:

Hi sanj, know it's only early days but what's the feedback so far on the WALK kit alongside the Eibach pro kit. Got the same bits in my garage waiting for a day off to get them fitted. Are they the E10-85-014-06-22 and are they much different to stock in feel. Cheers  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 07, 2012, 11:12:56 PM
Removed my front bumper and wet-sand and prep the chin spoiler on my Ed30.. 5 coats of paint with primers. Should be all ready by tomorrow lunch and will post a thread tomorrow afternoon with lots of progress pics . :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 07, 2012, 11:19:57 PM
Eibach pro spring's to be fitted today,as well as the WALK kit+bushes,and the ECS engine mount insert bracket followed by a full 4 wheel digital laser tracking setup,can't wait to get it back! :smiley:

Hi sanj, know it's only early days but what's the feedback so far on the WALK kit alongside the Eibach pro kit. Got the same bits in my garage waiting for a day off to get them fitted. Are they the E10-85-014-06-22 and are they much different to stock in feel. Cheers  :happy2:

Hiya mate,it all seem's very tight and a lot better to drive,deffo much more power getting to the front wheel's,Eibach kit was bought from a member on here and dropped the car all round by 20mm,it's a pleasure to drive and feel's a lot like the stock setup in terms of ride quality,early day's as you have said and i'm gonna have to look into the problem's people have had when lowering car's and then getting laser tracking and front camber problem's. :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 08, 2012, 06:46:30 AM
Eibach pro spring's to be fitted today,as well as the WALK kit+bushes,and the ECS engine mount insert bracket followed by a full 4 wheel digital laser tracking setup,can't wait to get it back! :smiley:

Hi sanj, know it's only early days but what's the feedback so far on the WALK kit alongside the Eibach pro kit. Got the same bits in my garage waiting for a day off to get them fitted. Are they the E10-85-014-06-22 and are they much different to stock in feel. Cheers  :happy2:

Nice one, cheers mate!  :happy2:
Hiya mate,it all seem's very tight and a lot better to drive,deffo much more power getting to the front wheel's,Eibach kit was bought from a member on here and dropped the car all round by 20mm,it's a pleasure to drive and feel's a lot like the stock setup in terms of ride quality,early day's as you have said and i'm gonna have to look into the problem's people have had when lowering car's and then getting laser tracking and front camber problem's. :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 08, 2012, 11:21:25 AM
Been out this morning for a quick blast and what can I say!Car feel's so much more better in both handling and performance,the car stick's to the road and wheel hop seem's to have gone(new tyre's are helping as well)can't understand why the gti does'nt leave factory with these mod's already on!I can recommend the Eibach/WALK kit to everyone who's thinking about getting it done,now just need to get my Sach's clutch fitted.... :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: callis on April 08, 2012, 12:16:56 PM
Changed the wheel bearing on the wifes 1.9 TDI. Easy and straight forward job to do, just the hub nut is 27mm for future reference and the only socket i didnt have in my socket kit. So half way through had to pop out to halfords for a socket, lucky i got my trade card :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 08, 2012, 01:00:43 PM
Been out this morning for a quick blast and what can I say!Car feel's so much more better in both handling and performance,the car stick's to the road and wheel hop seem's to have gone(new tyre's are helping as well)can't understand why the gti does'nt leave factory with these mod's already on!I can recommend the Eibach/WALK kit to everyone who's thinking about getting it done,now just need to get my Sach's clutch fitted.... :jumping:

Excellent mate. Can't wait to get my bits fitted now!  :party: :party:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on April 08, 2012, 02:14:17 PM
Can you confirm the part number you used please. Also is it DSG or manual

Thanks
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on April 08, 2012, 02:20:22 PM
Can you confirm the part number you used please. Also is it DSG or manual

Thanks

Hiya mate,is the question directed toward's me?If so what do you want to know?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on April 08, 2012, 02:55:22 PM
I wanted to give it a quick wash but the rain wont stop  :fighting: :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 08, 2012, 03:14:06 PM
Got the front splitter and rear valance vinyl wrapped yesterday. Like many on here i believe the ED30/Pirelli looks better with a little bit of definition here and there. Anyway, am chuffed with the results.
Had a local Independant chap called Marc do this for me, cracking fella, would highly recommend if your in the Sussex (South Coast) area. Emailed him my requirements and he got straight back to me.

www.armadillowrapping.co.uk


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch016-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch018-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch014-1.jpg)

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch015-1.jpg)

Cheers  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 08, 2012, 03:55:28 PM
Got the front splitter and rear valance vinyl wrapped yesterday. Like many on here i believe the ED30/Pirelli looks better with a little bit of definition here and there. Anyway, am chuffed with the results.
Had a local Independant chap called Marc do this for me, cracking fella, would highly recommend if your in the Sussex (South Coast) area. Emailed him my requirements and he got straight back to me.

www.armadillowrapping.co.uk


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch016-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch018-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch014-1.jpg)

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch015-1.jpg)

Cheers  :happy2:

Looks very familiar  :laugh:

 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 08, 2012, 04:18:11 PM
Removed my front bumper and wet-sand and prep the chin spoiler on my Ed30.. 5 coats of paint with primers. Should be all ready by tomorrow lunch and will post a thread tomorrow afternoon with lots of progress pics . :smiley:


http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,45701.0.html

 :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gazon69 on April 08, 2012, 04:22:54 PM
Got the front splitter and rear valance vinyl wrapped yesterday. Like many on here i believe the ED30/Pirelli looks better with a little bit of definition here and there. Anyway, am chuffed with the results.
Had a local Independant chap called Marc do this for me, cracking fella, would highly recommend if your in the Sussex (South Coast) area. Emailed him my requirements and he got straight back to me.

www.armadillowrapping.co.uk


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch016-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch018-1.jpg)


(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch014-1.jpg)

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch015-1.jpg)

Cheers  :happy2:
:congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on April 08, 2012, 04:30:34 PM
^^^ Looks really good!! Mine is painted and the rear is holding up fine but the front splitter is peppered! Might consider this!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on April 08, 2012, 04:38:33 PM
that looks really good

I've been thinking about black gloss wrap on my mk6 front lip to brake it up a bit
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: the bruce on April 08, 2012, 04:43:15 PM
Like many on here i believe the ED30/Pirelli looks better with a little bit of definition here and there.

WORD !!

 :happy2: :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 08, 2012, 05:16:52 PM
.
Gloss black where you've wrapped it really enhances the styling of the Ed30 in my opinion - Looks as if it left the VW factory like that.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: boxxer1973 on April 08, 2012, 06:28:39 PM
Me and a S4 avant played up some mountain roads 1/2 tank gone and a 18mpg avg lol. Was well worth it
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Dannyboy88 on April 08, 2012, 07:13:30 PM
Gave the jetta a good clean ready for elsecar megameet tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on April 08, 2012, 08:22:22 PM
Gave it a scrub. Didn't manage to sort out the footwell lights though.  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on April 08, 2012, 09:52:14 PM
Got the front splitter and rear valance vinyl wrapped yesterday. Like many on here i believe the ED30/Pirelli looks better with a little bit of definition here and there. Anyway, am chuffed with the results.
Had a local Independant chap called Marc do this for me, cracking fella, would highly recommend if your in the Sussex (South Coast) area. Emailed him my requirements and he got straight back to me.

www.armadillowrapping.co.uk


Like the look of that - tempted to look at getting that done on my Tornado Red Eddy too  :happy2:

Could you PM me with what you paid for that so I know what I should be expecting to pay mate?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 10, 2012, 04:07:30 PM
Smoked repeaters went on today!

Heard they were hard to change, fiddly yes but not difficult. Found a guide on another forum which helps if anyone is thinking of doing this little mod. bit by bit getting her more to my liking!

http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103242

Before.........
(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch016-1.jpg)

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch020-1.jpg)

And after........
(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch021-1.jpg)

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/watch019-1.jpg)

Oh and finally fitted my seat inserts.......
(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/car30-1.jpg)


Cheers, Martin :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 10, 2012, 05:32:48 PM

Met up with our Retired & Dangerous.....

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/P1040869.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/P1040870.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/P1040871.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/tfsi_mike/My_Leon_Cupra/P1040868.jpg)

Pleasure to meet you Robin & show you how Ive looked after you J cap  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on April 11, 2012, 12:32:02 AM
Robin!

(http://www.detailedimage.com/photos/esoteric/NBP06AcuraTL/IMG_4927.JPG)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 11, 2012, 06:19:33 AM
Robin!

(http://www.detailedimage.com/photos/esoteric/NBP06AcuraTL/IMG_4927.JPG)
:popcornsoda:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on April 11, 2012, 07:46:10 PM
Got 2 nasty dents taken out. been bugging the life out of me for months!
Cant even tell they were there :smiley:
 anyone wanting dents sorting out in the north east, paul from Just Dents is the man :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ktlstar on April 11, 2012, 07:58:30 PM
How much he charge you Heavyd, I have noticed 3 now bugging me aswell!!


Anyway, pressed plates was fitted today - My Halfords BOGOF came (got delivered #lazy)  so a wash is on tomorrow!

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 13, 2012, 02:07:29 PM
Got my Edition 30 Plaque today.  :star:

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/plaque001-1.jpg)

Went STRAIGHT on the car!
(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/plaque002-1.jpg)

Woo hoo :jumpmove: :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on April 13, 2012, 02:09:00 PM
 :congrats: its nice when they turn up
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on April 15, 2012, 12:51:35 AM
Drove around some excellent B road in the yorkshire moors and popped in to say hi to Maxitrol at his garage in Richmond.   :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 01:01:10 AM
Drove around some excellent B road in the yorkshire moors and popped in to say hi to Maxitrol at his garage in Richmond.   :happy2:

Some great roads.  I tend to visit Grassington & plan to say hello to Andy when I'm next up there  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on April 15, 2012, 01:01:54 AM
Drove around some excellent B road in the yorkshire moors and popped in to say hi to Maxitrol at his garage in Richmond.   :happy2:
good to see you today Rich-how did you like the view from my works
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on April 15, 2012, 01:02:49 AM
Drove around some excellent B road in the yorkshire moors and popped in to say hi to Maxitrol at his garage in Richmond.   :happy2:

Some great roads.  I tend to visit Grassington & plan to say hello to Andy when I'm next up there  :driver:
excellent Mike be good to meet when your up this way :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on April 15, 2012, 01:03:33 AM
Got 2 nasty dents taken out. been bugging the life out of me for months!
Cant even tell they were there :smiley:
 anyone wanting dents sorting out in the north east, paul from Just Dents is the man :notworthy:
Knew Paul would sort it out for you :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 01:04:52 AM
Got 2 nasty dents taken out. been bugging the life out of me for months!
Cant even tell they were there :smiley:
 anyone wanting dents sorting out in the north east, paul from Just Dents is the man :notworthy:
Knew Paul would sort it out for you :pomppomp:

Where abouts? Paintless only?  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on April 15, 2012, 01:05:03 AM
Great view andy... :happy2:

Mike, i went Skipton, Hetton, Grassington up to Layburn. Unfortunatly i didn't have time to do the Hawes route.

I managed a respectable 20MPG from Manchester to Darlington  :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on April 15, 2012, 09:01:14 AM
took some pictures of my shed.

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000913_edited-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000918_edited-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000928_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 15, 2012, 09:34:23 AM
took some pictures of my shed.

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000913_edited-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000918_edited-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000928_edited-1.jpg)

What creosote is on that??  :drool:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on April 15, 2012, 09:44:16 AM
took some pictures of my shed.

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000913_edited-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000918_edited-1.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/h456/elbowsg450x/P1000928_edited-1.jpg)

What creosote is on that??  :drool:

lots and lots and los of poor boys, sweat and swearing!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: heavyd on April 15, 2012, 10:38:35 AM
Got 2 nasty dents taken out. been bugging the life out of me for months!
Cant even tell they were there :smiley:
 anyone wanting dents sorting out in the north east, paul from Just Dents is the man :notworthy:
Knew Paul would sort it out for you :pomppomp:

Where abouts? Paintless only?  :happy2:

yep paintless only :happy2: He's got some talent!  I use the same tools at work on unpainted cars, but they certainly dont look like that when I pull the tweaker bar out :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: LeeGTI89 on April 15, 2012, 11:02:48 AM
I had a bit of carbon wrap lying around so wrapped my front badge.
Can't upload a pic at mo I'm on my phone....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: kinder1 on April 15, 2012, 05:10:47 PM
I've upgraded my RCD300-RCD510 DAB (well half done).Media/CDs/SD and FM all working.I need to get a dab aerial and radio antenna adapter. I'll get finished this week.Happy days.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 15, 2012, 05:11:58 PM
I've upgraded my RCD300-RCD510 DAB (well half done).Media/CDs/SD and FM all working.I need to get a dab aerial and radio antenna adapter. I'll get finished this week.Happy days.

how much did all that set you back?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: kinder1 on April 15, 2012, 05:24:02 PM
Bought the 510 from a guy of ebay £220 only in his tiguan for 2 months.He upgraded to the RCD sat nav.The fitting I did myself,after watching a few clips of utube. First attempt.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 15, 2012, 05:31:17 PM
was it easy cos i reallllllly want one lol. does that also mean you have to upgrade your areal or do you not have to?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: kinder1 on April 15, 2012, 05:42:14 PM
From what I've read and done myself it was easy (and it must be if I can do it).Use your car aerial for the am/fm and I was told that u can use a DAB window aerial  that fits along the inside of the window near the tax disk.The sound is loads better. Well worth it.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 05:44:15 PM
Met with an abseloute top bloke.  Alot of you may guess who....

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Carlo_ed30/P1040911.jpg)
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Post by: skriller on April 15, 2012, 06:10:58 PM
i cant guess but silver ed30 is nice  :drool:


and thanks for the info kinder1 it sounds like i should get it sorted, but i also need an updated CAN BUS too  :ashamed: pre 07 battery drain problem.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 06:40:45 PM
i cant guess but silver ed30 is nice  :drool:


and thanks for the info kinder1 it sounds like i should get it sorted, but i also need an updated CAN BUS too  :ashamed: pre 07 battery drain problem.

Its stunning in the flesh metal  :drool:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on April 15, 2012, 06:51:06 PM
2 layers of Collinite 476 on... (except the rear bumper  :signLOL: )

The beading and water run off of collinite is ridiculous.  :love:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 06:55:41 PM
Drove to VW Chester for a PX valuation against a Scirocco but came to my senses and went the 'long' way home  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on April 15, 2012, 07:01:22 PM
Drove to VW Chester for a PX valuation against a Scirocco but came to my senses and went the 'long' way home  :driver:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qIKeBUYbz6w/T24g0jyKeHI/AAAAAAAABuc/vZqKS1yK_po/s1600/omg.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
^^^   :signLOL: :signLOL:

I know! Moment of madness after finding i've also got the dreaded sill/lower font wing paint peeling problem when washing the car yesterday, thought i'd scare her for annoying me but normal service has now been resumed  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on April 15, 2012, 07:09:41 PM
Glad its not just mine thats pissing me off at the moment then.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on April 15, 2012, 07:16:30 PM
2 layers of Collinite 476 on... (except the rear bumper  :signLOL: )

The beading and water run off of collinite is ridiculous.  :love:

i second that! :happy2:

i now love the stuff and it has lasted really well :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 07:16:54 PM
Glad its not just mine thats pissing me off at the moment then.

Yeah don't worry chief, i feel your pain as having a bit of a love / hate thing with mine at the moment too...

Sorted the brakes and the subframe knock yesterday and was feeling all chipper, then washed it and wanted to kill it to death  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 07:31:50 PM

Was it the bolts / spacers Beddie?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on April 15, 2012, 07:36:14 PM
Met with an abseloute top bloke.  Alot of you may guess who....

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Carlo_ed30/P1040911.jpg)

You and Carlo dogging then Mike!  :scared: :laugh:
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Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 07:36:53 PM

Was it the bolts / spacers Beddie?

Yeah it was Mike  :happy2:

Picked a set up fom my local TPS and had them fitted when it was up on the ramps having the brakes done yesterday, stopped the knock a treat  :smiley:
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Post by: RedRobin on April 15, 2012, 07:54:32 PM

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Carlo_ed30/P1040911.jpg)

You and Carlo dogging then Mike!  :scared: :laugh:


....Don't worry, Mike. Nath is just jealous! (^ Great photo btw)

(http://daz.co/media/RedRobin_05/RED_INK/NathanDogging.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mpm on April 15, 2012, 07:55:44 PM
Springs fitted
Car cleaned
Productive weekend
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on April 15, 2012, 08:04:33 PM
I suppose it's been a year or two since that pic was dragged out RR, but it's probably the 1000th time now!  :indifferent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 08:08:19 PM

Was it the bolts / spacers Beddie?

Yeah it was Mike  :happy2:

Picked a set up fom my local TPS and had them fitted when it was up on the ramps having the brakes done yesterday, stopped the knock a treat  :smiley:

Brill Ill definately be trying them, the knocking is quite disconcerting and annoying



Met with an abseloute top bloke.  Alot of you may guess who....

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/Carlo_ed30/P1040911.jpg)

You and Carlo dogging then Mike!  :scared: :laugh:

No Carlo & winston were dogging  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 15, 2012, 08:10:20 PM

I suppose it's been a year or two since that pic was dragged out RR, but it's probably the 1000th time now!  :indifferent:


....I know, but you surely must admit that it's very relevant/appropriate on this particular occasion. Many new folks here who won't have seen it before but I'm not about to keep posting it.

I sincerely hope I haven't offended you in any way over it.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Greeners on April 15, 2012, 08:12:14 PM
No Robin, takes a lot more than that to offend me!  :wink: :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on April 15, 2012, 08:19:01 PM
Beddie, do you have the part number from TPS?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 08:29:58 PM
Beddie, do you have the part number from TPS?

7M3499349A  - Plate x 2 @ £1.72 each

N90823501 - Bolt x 2 @ £2.24 each

I got 10% off the spacers and 19% off the bolts so a total of £8.08 with the vat for the full kit  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 08:34:55 PM

Ooooh  :smiley:  What's the discount for?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 08:39:02 PM

Ooooh  :smiley:  What's the discount for?

I have a trade account at my local TPS so get discount, it varies depending on what you buy  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Phil Miller on April 15, 2012, 08:40:14 PM
mine knocks on the front, but the arb links and joints are spot on, where/what does this bolt and space do and where does it go? for under a tenner i will try it out


today i washed and polished my old girl
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 08:41:39 PM

Ooooh  :smiley:  What's the discount for?

I have a trade account at my local TPS so get discount, it varies depending on what you buy  :happy2:

Would you be able to order the bits for me? Would postage write off discount?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on April 15, 2012, 08:49:08 PM
Beddie, do you have the part number from TPS?

7M3499349A  - Plate x 2 @ £1.72 each

N90823501 - Bolt x 2 @ £2.24 each

I got 10% off the spacers and 19% off the bolts so a total of £8.08 with the vat for the full kit  :happy2:


Thanks dude  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 08:55:00 PM
mine knocks on the front, but the arb links and joints are spot on, where/what does this bolt and space do and where does it go? for under a tenner i will try it out


The subframe becoming loose and shifting about causing a clunk felt in the footwell area is quite a common fault on the MK5, the bolts are a different and much stronger design and the plates are a locking spacer to help stop them coming loose again,

Replaces the 2 outer subframe mounting bolts and i'd recommend putting the torque wrench on the other bolts when you're under there  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on April 15, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
mine knocks on the front, but the arb links and joints are spot on, where/what does this bolt and space do and where does it go? for under a tenner i will try it out


The subframe becoming loose and shifting about causing a clunk felt in the footwell area is quite a common fault on the MK5, the bolts are a different and much stronger design and the plates are a locking spacer to help stop them coming loose again,

Replaces the 2 outer subframe mounting bolts and i'd recommend putting the torque wrench on the other bolts when you're under there  :happy2:

Torque setting? :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 09:00:38 PM

Would you be able to order the bits for me? Would postage write off discount?

Yeah would be happy to Mike but fear the postage would cancel any savings out as you say  :sad1:

RRP from the dealer should be £9.50 so maybe pop down your local one  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Beddie on April 15, 2012, 09:01:57 PM
mine knocks on the front, but the arb links and joints are spot on, where/what does this bolt and space do and where does it go? for under a tenner i will try it out


The subframe becoming loose and shifting about causing a clunk felt in the footwell area is quite a common fault on the MK5, the bolts are a different and much stronger design and the plates are a locking spacer to help stop them coming loose again,

Replaces the 2 outer subframe mounting bolts and i'd recommend putting the torque wrench on the other bolts when you're under there  :happy2:

Torque setting? :happy2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbGfXZYlAwY   :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 15, 2012, 09:02:37 PM
My subframe's just been off & on / torqued up, whys it bloody still clunkiiiiiiing   :fighting:



Would you be able to order the bits for me? Would postage write off discount?

Yeah would be happy to Mike but fear the postage would cancel any savings out as you say  :sad1:

RRP from the dealer should be £9.50 so maybe pop down your local one  :smiley:

Thanks mate, my parts dealer is very competetive so will give him a try  :happy2:  Thanks for the pn's
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: damoegan on April 15, 2012, 09:21:39 PM
My subframe's just been off & on / torqued up, whys it bloody still clunkiiiiiiing   :fighting:

Thanks mate, my parts dealer is very competetive so will give him a try  :happy2:  Thanks for the pn's

Mine too. And my bold are not the same as the one's they removed  :sad1:

I've already sent our parts dealer a email  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 15, 2012, 09:59:29 PM
Spent a good part of the day in the car today.

"Popped" around to see the Mother In Law  :P. We live in Sussux, she in Dorset. Normally it's a cruise along Dual Carriage Ways and Motorways and quite frankly is a f**king boring drive!!
Anyway, yesterday I came across this website:-

www.drivingroads.co.uk

Has some well known driving roads/routes and loads not so well known. Came across one from my hometown (Horsham) to Winchester and after fully checking out the route decided to have a "blast" along it and  BLOODY HELL that was fun allthough we got lost twice as the sat nav wanted to keep taking us somewhere else to what it considered was a better road.

Mostly A roads and they were really good A roads as well. Got to Winchester and joined the BORING M3 then A303 for rest of journey.
Well and truly gave the car a good spanking  :evilgrin:. She loved it, that is to say the car loved it, its like having a puppy dog that doesnt stop wagging its tail and keeps asking for more (how can you refuse). My wife on the other hand, well she let me buy the car!!
You may well has seen this site or similar and if so i bet the first time you drove one of these routes your grin was as big as mine.

Enjoy your car, it's a good one!!

Cheers guys  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: P4ulo on April 15, 2012, 10:21:48 PM
Drove back from Cornwall this afternoon in the family Jetta TDI,
and between Exeter and Bridport we were with a Porsche Carrera GT.
Holy smoke, the noise that thing made was amazing,
and although when he was sticking at a decent cruising speed we kept up,
when he nailed it,
the noise and speed of it was just astounding, I've never seen quickness like it!!

Lovely.
And at £350k you would hope so too!!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on April 16, 2012, 10:00:13 AM
Drove back from Cornwall this afternoon in the family Jetta TDI,
and between Exeter and Bridport we were with a Porsche Carrera GT.
Holy smoke, the noise that thing made was amazing,
and although when he was sticking at a decent cruising speed we kept up,
when he nailed it,
the noise and speed of it was just astounding, I've never seen quickness like it!!

Lovely.
And at £350k you would hope so too!!!!

One of my all time favourite supercars - will definitely have one of these in my stable when my numbers come up on the euromillions  :happy2:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 16, 2012, 02:34:45 PM

Drove back from Cornwall this afternoon in the family Jetta TDI,
and between Exeter and Bridport we were with a Porsche Carrera GT.
Holy smoke, the noise that thing made was amazing,
and although when he was sticking at a decent cruising speed we kept up,
when he nailed it,
the noise and speed of it was just astounding, I've never seen quickness like it!!

Lovely.
And at £350k you would hope so too!!!!

....Was it a silver one on GB plates? Slim guy driving? (I'm based in Bridport and the car is local). I could tell you more about it if it's the same guy - And it's not his only supercar and he didn't pay £350k for it. I met him when I found him admiring my car would you believe!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GTI Osprey on April 16, 2012, 05:53:30 PM
Right, my second mod to the car was done today ... not by me but the excellent VRS Stu  :drinking: who installed and coded my Mk5 GTI MFSW with DSG paddles! :driver:

Makes such a difference to the driving experience as I never got used to moving the stick forward / back in manual mode.

Next step is either a downpipe & 200-cell cat or a full TBE depending on price, noise & timing.

This forum is a bl**dy nightmare when I'm saving to buy a new house! :fighting:   :signLOL:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JJ on April 16, 2012, 07:37:41 PM
Nowt major but something that's been bugging me.  Just replaced both brushed aloominum door trim strips.   Gawd knows what the previous owner had done to them as they were all badly pitted.   :confused:

Found Red Robin's How To guide to do this very helpful otherwise I might not have had a go meself.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on April 16, 2012, 08:42:41 PM
Took my car out as she was in need of a good drink. Topped the oil up and filled her to the brim with V-power then went to the shop. And then decided I have pushed my car for a while as I have been in england with the speed limits and all. So had a drive up the autobahn and back was nice and sunny also to top it off!

:) Nice little chill out after work
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 16, 2012, 08:45:19 PM

Can give you some nice roads for driving near Paderborn mate  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 16, 2012, 08:56:40 PM
no more Germany for meeeeeee  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 16, 2012, 08:57:35 PM

Nowt major but something that's been bugging me.  Just replaced both brushed aloominum door trim strips.   Gawd knows what the previous owner had done to them as they were all badly pitted.   :confused:

Found Red Robin's How To guide to do this very helpful otherwise I might not have had a go meself.  :happy2:


.... :drinking: Really nice to learn it was of help to someone.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 16, 2012, 08:58:32 PM
no more Germany for meeeeeee  :grin:

Id go back tomorrow
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on April 16, 2012, 09:04:27 PM
no more Germany for meeeeeee  :grin:

Why where you based?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 16, 2012, 09:05:19 PM

1 Uk Civ Div now lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 16, 2012, 09:15:14 PM
ha ha ha! no more 35 no more Army!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: edd666999 on April 16, 2012, 09:18:48 PM
we reached a mile stone! Im trying to use one tank of fuel all month instead of 3. Im currently on 200miles driven and 200miles in the tank! Normally i get sub 250miles to a tank  :signLOL:

I wont be doing it next month trust me, its the most boring thing ever, but its nice to know i can. I managed 400miles to a tank on the motorway once so im surprised im on track for getting it town/a road driving!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bakili on April 16, 2012, 09:24:24 PM
no more Germany for meeeeeee  :grin:

Id go back tomorrow

Id go back now
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on April 17, 2012, 04:47:33 PM
Just had the car collected and during the walk round noticed that 3 of the 4 wheel have white worm developing around the the centre caps/wheel nuts and the engine has developed a knocking noise, just goes from bad to worse  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 17, 2012, 05:14:39 PM
Fitted my red ebay gti badges after reading up about it on this site somewhere.

I'm normally on the uk-mkivs forum since i used to have a mk4 but now i have my mk5 this forum seems a bit more involved!

so this is my first proper post here  :happy2:

heres the badges.

(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/IMG_6708.jpg)
 
(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/IMG_6721.jpg)
 
(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/IMG_6728.jpg)
 
(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/IMG_6766.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 17, 2012, 05:42:06 PM
that looks ace   :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 17, 2012, 06:04:28 PM
^^^^ As above, looks really tidy dude!!
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 17, 2012, 06:31:32 PM
omg in the second pic down, the two people in the shot it looks as tho one has a skull face lol.... im too close to my screen lol.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 17, 2012, 06:42:08 PM
haha that'd be my girlfriend.. maybe she is evil  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 17, 2012, 08:23:10 PM
well... you never no!  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: P4ulo on April 17, 2012, 09:28:22 PM

Drove back from Cornwall this afternoon in the family Jetta TDI,
and between Exeter and Bridport we were with a Porsche Carrera GT.
Holy smoke, the noise that thing made was amazing,
and although when he was sticking at a decent cruising speed we kept up,
when he nailed it,
the noise and speed of it was just astounding, I've never seen quickness like it!!

Lovely.
And at £350k you would hope so too!!!!

....Was it a silver one on GB plates? Slim guy driving? (I'm based in Bridport and the car is local). I could tell you more about it if it's the same guy - And it's not his only supercar and he didn't pay £350k for it. I met him when I found him admiring my car would you believe!

Yeah, gotta be, he turned off into Bridport and certainly seemed to be enjoying it!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on April 18, 2012, 05:36:37 AM
Yippie!  :drinking: Finally got my MKV back for good today ;] Love the look and feel of a good car back under my bum. 5 months and 2 weeks was way too long enduring withdrawals. Can't wait for the sun to return so I can get out there and gather new pics to share.

Also thanks for the feedback regarding the WALK. Going to pick up a pair for sure.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R32UK on April 19, 2012, 05:04:02 PM
cam belt and water pump done!  :jumpmove:

will i be able to notice any difference??  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 19, 2012, 05:06:59 PM
cam belt and water pump done!  :jumpmove:

will i be able to notice any difference??  :confused:

if it was driving fine before then probably not! had mine done recently too and was just the same as when i dropped it off.

peace of mind is probably the best feeling out of it!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R32UK on April 19, 2012, 05:55:43 PM
cam belt and water pump done!  :jumpmove:

will i be able to notice any difference??  :confused:

if it was driving fine before then probably not! had mine done recently too and was just the same as when i dropped it off.

peace of mind is probably the best feeling out of it!


just been out for a blast and strangely it feels slightly better. could be down to new driving position or different shoes, but im sure it feels a little more.... urgent shall we say. cant really complain I guess  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 19, 2012, 06:29:58 PM
haha might be the same feeling as after washing your car.. always feels that much nicer  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on April 19, 2012, 08:52:13 PM
So today my mates came back from afghan safe and sounds. And the first things they as me is can you bump my car. Went and jumped the cars then filled up got the engines warm and went for a little play on the autobahn and down the country lanes in germany.
Most fun I have had in a while.
I have big respect for there cars too vauxhall Corsa VXR Nürburgring and renualt clio rs sport 200 they did well to keep up.

I am now glad there back and feeling quite happy :)

(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/IMG_04721.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on April 19, 2012, 08:54:14 PM
I finally got round to wrapping my rear badge. Did have it colour coded before but got a bit bored of that so i went for a change .
See what you think :signLOL:

From this
(http://daz.co/media/p519/nathangallo1/DSCF0359.jpg)

To This
(http://daz.co/media/p519/nathangallo1/DSCF0590.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/p519/nathangallo1/DSCF0591.jpg)

Car does need a good clean mind  :rolleye:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 20, 2012, 12:22:42 AM
looks really smart pal, wish i had a 3d badge because thats exactly what i want mine like!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 20, 2012, 06:34:05 AM

(http://daz.co/media/p519/nathangallo1/DSCF0591.jpg)

Badge looks good, how about colour coded behind the VW sign, looks a little like a black hole at ATM. Only my opinion,
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on April 20, 2012, 07:40:04 AM
Ye that's what I was thinking of doing but I'll get that done when I eventually get around to colour coded the bumpers ! :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on April 20, 2012, 08:01:06 AM

(http://daz.co/media/p519/nathangallo1/DSCF0591.jpg)

Badge looks good, how about colour coded behind the VW sign, looks a little like a black hole at ATM. Only my opinion,
 :happy2:

looks really smart pal, wish i had a 3d badge because thats exactly what i want mine like!!

I'm currently setting about doing this mod. I sourced a very cheap 3D badge from ebay and hope I'm doing my bit to help others too, here:

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46355.msg535410.html#msg535410
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on April 20, 2012, 08:17:50 AM
Is that pedo-bear in the back????   :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 20, 2012, 09:07:42 AM

Is that pedo-bear in the back????   :laugh:


....Why? Do you want an introduction? I hear he is very willing  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 20, 2012, 09:09:04 AM
dodds-gttdi thanks man, but i got one of the old flat syle one that you cant take apart and spray up. and i know you can buy the 3d ones but apparently the stick out a few mill and look a bit funny.

maybe i can buy the whole boot lock mech and replace the whole thing? not that i know how :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 20, 2012, 09:20:09 AM

maybe i can buy the whole boot lock mech and replace the whole thing? not that i know how :ashamed:


....Yes you can buy and easily fit the whole unit but that's a much more expensive way.

(http://daz.co/media/b308/RedRobin_05/RED_CFbootlock.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 20, 2012, 09:49:39 AM

maybe i can buy the whole boot lock mech and replace the whole thing? not that i know how :ashamed:


....Yes you can buy and easily fit the whole unit but that's a much more expensive way.


I think ive seen them go for around £40-£50. Is quite alot but will be good to transforme the rear and get rid of my ever white worming badge!!

Is it a direct swap? Im going to look for some DIY guides!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 20, 2012, 06:38:47 PM
So today my mates came back from afghan safe and sounds. And the first things they as me is can you bump my car. Went and jumped the cars then filled up got the engines warm and went for a little play on the autobahn and down the country lanes in germany.
Most fun I have had in a while.
I have big respect for there cars too vauxhall Corsa VXR Nürburgring and renualt clio rs sport 200 they did well to keep up.

I am now glad there back and feeling quite happy :)

(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/IMG_04721.jpg)

Doesnt look like Paderborn / NRW / Kreis Lippe??

Is the Clio white?  Some wicked roads near to Paderborn  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on April 21, 2012, 09:15:54 AM
Haha I added picture so it looked better, you know where this is haha
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 21, 2012, 09:16:56 AM
I took my Cannondale for a good thrashing round the country side while the car is sat feeling sorry for itself getting a rather nice new big turbo.

Darren

Lefty by any chance?  Was discussing these after a muddy thrashing up & down Cannock chase on Wed.  I couldn't imagine riding one they look so odd lol
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on April 22, 2012, 10:02:27 PM
Decided to get four new tyres this weekend after driving around on just less than 3mm on all existing tyres. What a difference  :surprised:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stuartDLK on April 23, 2012, 10:38:52 AM
MY mk5 GTI is now sitting at 250.1bhp as from Saturday afternoon...what a difference it makes to the car. Unreal :jumping: :jumping:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on April 23, 2012, 11:43:03 AM
Indulged in a little bit of traffic light gp with a Boxster who thought he'd try it on by slipping up the left hand lane only to find me and my Edition 30 sitting at the front of the queue. Showed him a clean pair of heels/tyres at two separate lights only to be given a severe telling off my shmbo in the passenger seat :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on April 23, 2012, 12:13:27 PM

maybe i can buy the whole boot lock mech and replace the whole thing? not that i know how :ashamed:


....Yes you can buy and easily fit the whole unit but that's a much more expensive way.

(http://daz.co/media/b308/RedRobin_05/RED_CFbootlock.jpg)

dodds-gttdi thanks man, but i got one of the old flat syle one that you cant take apart and spray up. and i know you can buy the 3d ones but apparently the stick out a few mill and look a bit funny.

maybe i can buy the whole boot lock mech and replace the whole thing? not that i know how :ashamed:

I have the badge that Robin has shown above. It might not be called the 3D badge but it is 2 parts as opposed to the earlier one-piece version( I have the one piece version on my 2004 car). I managed to pick mine up from ebay for £16. It's from a 2008 car so I presume it's still a Mk5 and should fit my car fine. From your pictures, your's is a 2 part badge also. Piece of cake to split and paint. I presume you have already split it to carbon wrap it?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 23, 2012, 05:16:17 PM


dodds-gttdi thanks man, but i got one of the old flat syle one that you cant take apart and spray up. and i know you can buy the 3d ones but apparently the stick out a few mill and look a bit funny.

maybe i can buy the whole boot lock mech and replace the whole thing? not that i know how :ashamed:

I have the badge that Robin has shown above. It might not be called the 3D badge but it is 2 parts as opposed to the earlier one-piece version( I have the one piece version on my 2004 car). I managed to pick mine up from ebay for £16. It's from a 2008 car so I presume it's still a Mk5 and should fit my car fine. From your pictures, your's is a 2 part badge also. Piece of cake to split and paint. I presume you have already split it to carbon wrap it?

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nope i have the one piece one also, so you swapped your one piece on with the 2 piece on right? i have seen posts on other forums saying theirs stuck out a lot compared to the one piece one IIRC, but yours does look fine!
hmm £16 is worth a try i guess, and if it works ill be laughing!  :laugh:

cheers for the help! changing the rear badge was my first mk4 mod because it was so easy, this seems a bit more challenging as its also the boot handle!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on April 23, 2012, 06:43:52 PM
nope i have the one piece one also, so you swapped your one piece on with the 2 piece on right? i have seen posts on other forums saying theirs stuck out a lot compared to the one piece one IIRC, but yours does look fine!
hmm £16 is worth a try i guess, and if it works ill be laughing!  :laugh:

cheers for the help! changing the rear badge was my first mk4 mod because it was so easy, this seems a bit more challenging as its also the boot handle!

Ha ha, the sharan badge mod was one of my first on my mk4 too.  :laugh: Great minds

(http://daz.co/media/sandydodds/VW_Golf_GTTDI_130/31082010260.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on April 23, 2012, 07:08:52 PM
haha yep i had a satin silver mk4, yours looks reflex silver?
(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/IMG_2014.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on April 23, 2012, 08:02:15 PM
Reflex silver it was. I think satin was superseded about 2001 or something. :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on April 26, 2012, 05:07:47 AM
 Installed a new DP hanger, W.A.L.K., and Euro switch for the beams. Also grabbed a Dash cubby, and blue blind-spot mirrors from my friend/mechanic. He traded in his MKV and removed all the mods putting it back to stock first which benefits me, paying only $180 usd for all of the above.  :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: OEM+ DUB on April 26, 2012, 10:32:44 AM
Completed the latest round of spending my GTI yesterday with Major Service, MOT, Brake Fluid Service and Air-con Service following on from last weeks' two new Monza II's, two new Goodyear F1 Assymetric 2's and a full 4-wheel alignment on the dealer's Beissbarth rig.  Good news was that yet again the GTI flew through with zero advisory comments! :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bigmig95 on April 26, 2012, 03:45:06 PM
Had Revo stage 1 installed at headquarters in Daventry on a K03 GTi.  Completely transformed the car, significantly quicker and smoother as well.  Thumbs up all round so far  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on April 26, 2012, 05:11:49 PM
Had Revo stage 1 installed at headquarters in Daventry on a K03 GTi.  Completely transformed the car, significantly quicker and smoother as well.  Thumbs up all round so far  :happy2:


what does that take it up to?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 26, 2012, 05:16:56 PM
Finally got round to putting my cherished number plate on my car (only had the car 3 months) and forgot what a difference it makes to any car. Oh and my insurance company didn't charge me an "amendment fee", could be wrong but I'm sure I paid last time!
 :happy2:
Title: Re: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Bignod00 on April 26, 2012, 05:44:35 PM
Just drove home from work and got overflown by a Vulcan! Pretty cool!:D
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 26, 2012, 08:17:28 PM

Ian, 'Hedge' will be jealous!  He  :love: Vulcans..
Title: Re: Re: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Bignod00 on April 26, 2012, 08:24:31 PM

Ian, 'Hedge' will be jealous!  He  :love: Vulcans..
Ha, to be fair to him tho they are pretty amazing still. Was in my house after work and it flew over again whilst giving it the beans on climb out and sounded like the roof was going to come off my house!;)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bigmig95 on April 27, 2012, 08:37:03 AM
Had Revo stage 1 installed at headquarters in Daventry on a K03 GTi.  Completely transformed the car, significantly quicker and smoother as well.  Thumbs up all round so far  :happy2:


what does that take it up to?

No rolling road at Daventry to quote any figures as such, but as far as bum on seat feel its a big enough increase to have me grinning for a while, there's bound to be some specific figures on here but I reckon with my maxogen intake as well it's around 240-250hp (at a guess).  Off to get a quote on getting the bodywork professionally detailed today. :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on April 27, 2012, 01:45:35 PM
Finally got round to putting my cherished number plate on my car (only had the car 3 months) and forgot what a difference it makes to any car. Oh and my insurance company didn't charge me an "amendment fee", could be wrong but I'm sure I paid last time!
 :happy2:

Looking to do the exact same with my car, except with a new private plate (papers arrived today :pomp pomp: ) who are u with for insurance? Hopefully greenlight. :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on April 28, 2012, 11:19:36 AM
Got myself up early to give the car a good going over. Wash, polish, glaze, seal and wax..... Its far too windy n bits of crap keep blowing onto the car  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R32UK on April 28, 2012, 11:40:48 AM
lost a race with an R32  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on April 28, 2012, 12:10:01 PM
Just bought everything for my major service  :signLOL:

Not happy seeing £271.38 going out of my account  :grin:

Ah wel has to be done  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 28, 2012, 12:17:36 PM
lost a race with an R32  :sad1:

Nice to see the R32 trying to prove something :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on April 28, 2012, 01:20:05 PM
Took my GT TDI and my GTI to the garage to ge the R32 brakes transfered across onto the GTI and the lowering spring off the GT to return to standard.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R32UK on April 28, 2012, 01:32:57 PM
lost a race with an R32  :sad1:

Nice to see the R32 trying to prove something :signLOL:

I think it actually proved it quite well.... oh well looks like I will have to rely on the old moddin' route to keep up, and just ensure its stone dry, and a in a straight line next time  :grin:

just to add: we were both trying to prove a point in a fun way, and thats all it was - a bit of fun.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on April 28, 2012, 03:20:34 PM

lost a race with an R32  :sad1:


Nice to see the R32 trying to prove something :signLOL:


I think it actually proved it quite well.... oh well looks like I will have to rely on the old moddin' route to keep up, and just ensure its stone dry, and a in a straight line next time  :grin:

just to add: we were both trying to prove a point in a fun way, and thats all it was - a bit of fun.


....It always pisses me off when we are all having a safe but spirited few hundred yards or so with each other on a meet convoy, that authority would view us as "racing" and impose very heavy penalties if they could. It is easily possible to have fun on the road in a sensible and responsible way. In fact, if more drivers actually enjoyed their motoring and were more focussed, there might be less accidents (now called 'incidents').
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 28, 2012, 04:46:42 PM
dropped my rear Valance at an old friends body shop. :innocent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Andy on April 28, 2012, 05:28:32 PM
dropped my rear Valance at an old friends body shop. :innocent:
so what was the final out come to what finish your having!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 28, 2012, 06:31:00 PM
Will be updating my members ride soon :)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: LeeGTI89 on April 28, 2012, 09:29:54 PM
Attempted to sort out an annoying rattle from the rear inner light, passenger side. And failed. :sad1:

Has anybody got 1 for sale?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JakeGTI on April 29, 2012, 01:01:08 PM
not quite today but friday had a "spirited drive" up the a46 to lincoln with a 11 plate scirocco. christen my gti with its first race as such haha  :party:

and the out come was............he just got smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror. but no badges onit so i dont quite know the spec of it as such  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R444WRR on April 29, 2012, 01:04:13 PM
waved at lots of vw campervans on the way to big bang at santa pod.. as you do...
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on April 29, 2012, 06:00:07 PM
waved at lots of vw campervans on the way to big bang at santa pod.. as you do...

..... Another busy day for the recovery services then  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on April 29, 2012, 06:49:47 PM
Yesterday the ED30 was fitted with 2 new Toyo T1R Tyres, so the back now matches the front.

P.S. yes I did put the new ones on the rear, the fronts have 6.5mm.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: TonyZed on April 29, 2012, 07:35:32 PM
Yesterday the ED30 was fitted with 2 new Toyo T1R Tyres, so the back now matches the front.

P.S. yes I did put the new ones on the rear, the fronts have 6.5mm.


Apparently you should always put the new tyres on the rear. :happy2:

TonyZ
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R444WRR on April 29, 2012, 08:36:00 PM
waved at lots of vw campervans on the way to big bang at santa pod.. as you do...

..... Another busy day for the recovery services then  :signLOL:

Hahaha!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on April 29, 2012, 09:01:31 PM
waved at lots of vw campervans on the way to big bang at santa pod.. as you do...

..... Another busy day for the recovery services then  :signLOL:
:signLOL:

Sitting by the side of the road waiting for the engine to cool down on the Camper was a given when on the Run To The Sun in the mid 90's for me and my mates.
Happy days though!!!!
 :drinking:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on April 29, 2012, 09:55:03 PM
So since work was dead I wrapped my valance. Happy with the finish as its all smooth just not happy that it still looks the same :/

(http://daz.co/media/buzz1231/cupra_pt2/IMG_0505.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/buzz1231/cupra_pt2/IMG_0504.jpg)

Before
(http://daz.co/media/buzz1231/cupra_pt2/IMG_0491.jpg)

After
(http://daz.co/media/buzz1231/cupra_pt2/DSC_0520.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Dan648v on April 29, 2012, 10:23:12 PM
Fitted my uprated Sachs clutch from ap's and lost my stage 2 revo settings from having the batt off  :signLOL:

Back to my tuner on Tuesday morn to get my powaaaa back  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: LeeGTI89 on April 29, 2012, 10:44:07 PM
Fitted my uprated Sachs clutch from ap's and lost my stage 2 revo settings from having the batt off  :signLOL:

Back to my tuner on Tuesday morn to get my powaaaa back  :driver:

What? u loose your settings if u take battery off, that's pants!. Ha Ha
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on April 29, 2012, 10:46:54 PM
Fitted my uprated Sachs clutch from ap's and lost my stage 2 revo settings from having the batt off  :signLOL:

Back to my tuner on Tuesday morn to get my powaaaa back  :driver:

What? u loose your settings if u take battery off, that's pants!. Ha Ha

not too bad if you have the SPS+ hand held device
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Dan648v on April 29, 2012, 10:56:34 PM
SPS is on its way so no massive drama! Plus I wanted to get it logged after a few changes so no massive drama
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on April 30, 2012, 07:54:22 AM
Admired the beading on my car this morning after a full day's session on saturday at Perfect Auto Shine (www.perfectautoshine.com/). Full details and pics will be up soon in the Detailing Sect.  :happy2:

Edit:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d4b78033-3e77-6ab5.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: malaroo978 on April 30, 2012, 08:44:46 AM
That's some amazing heading!  :happy2:

Changed my fuel, pollen and oil filter on Saturday :) obviously oil too! Was as black as anything after 3000 miles with new engine! Glad I changed :)

Really need to give it a wash, been 4 weeks since my last one...  :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on April 30, 2012, 10:09:05 PM
Finally became acqauinted with my GTI. I love it!  more to come....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on April 30, 2012, 10:10:34 PM
Finally managed to clean it after about 2 weeks and a few thousand miles of motorway shlepping.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Russ_leeds on April 30, 2012, 10:24:33 PM
had a trip over to nick (keano) for some rear window tints
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 01, 2012, 07:04:48 AM
Picked up the left inner, rear fog, tail piece today. So once installed I'll have full use of the Euro switch I installed last week.

Loving the W.A.L.K.'s. What an improvement over the oem bushings. Feeling much more through the steering wheel now and feel is much more solid up front under both acceleration and braking.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 01, 2012, 01:07:02 PM
^^^ love the WALK on my car, big difference as you say. Truly believe that for the money it costs and the relative ease with which it can be installed it's the best mod that can be done.
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: P4ulo on May 01, 2012, 11:07:06 PM
So, I finally dd the numberplate relocation on the Jetta I've been dreaming of.

I bought a numberplate housing from T'internet which was the same as the Awesome GTI one.
Tried fitting my numberplate using it and it was rubbish, hardly any flex and it looked sh1te!

So.
Bin off the housing, numberplate straight mounted up.
It was a pain.

Luckily on the jetta the left / right vent is solid so you can drill a hole straight through the grill and double-nut lock from the rear.
The middle is a bit trickier and it needs my chocolate block, captive nut and bolt system to work!

anyway, I did it, I'm so happy wiht how it looks.
When my missus and I can be arsed we've got a private plate on retention to put on,
then it will be on metal pressed plates...

Check it out....

all marked up and ready to go
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1778/sam0178j.jpg)
my chocolate block brackets!!!
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8673/sam0177a.jpg)
all done....
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2008/sam0179g.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mandy on May 02, 2012, 01:16:21 PM
Cleaning bird poo off my car, again, must be at least 5 consecutive days in a row now!  :fighting: :sick: Not just the odd splat either, they must come out in force. Fighting a losing battle armed with my bird poo wipes, may have to think about wrapping the car up in cling film or something if they carry on like this. :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 02, 2012, 03:24:11 PM
.
Hey Mandy, don't let RoMo see this! It's another shot of his (ex) front splitter  :evilgrin:

Had a nice time @ vanworx - Thanks Shabba n crew n doggies. More pics etc to follow.

(http://daz.co/media/RedRobin_05/Meets/VanWorx_dog.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 02, 2012, 03:39:46 PM
Bought mine a new south boost gauge and gauge holder  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 02, 2012, 04:35:05 PM

Bought mine a new south boost gauge and gauge holder  :smiley:


....Side vent or steering column pod mounted? I'm surprised you haven't already got one, Mat. Very useful just as a monitor.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tamiyoman on May 02, 2012, 04:54:32 PM
Received the spare engine cover I bought off Fee-pay, marked it all out, now cant find my Jigsaw, aaargghhhhh!  :rolleye:

If I dont find it tomorrow morning will take it up to local machine shop and get them to cut it along my marked lines, its just a basic cut-out at mo until I work out exact size of Intake pipe next week, then I can take off more if needed. Thinking about painting the centre section White and highlighting FSI Turbo in Red, will leave that for a time when I can be bothered putting up the spray booth in the garage again.

When people painted them did they use a rubberized primer to stop it cracking when taking it off or some sort of heat resistant paint?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 02, 2012, 05:21:31 PM

Bought mine a new south boost gauge and gauge holder  :smiley:


....Side vent or steering column pod mounted? I'm surprised you haven't already got one, Mat. Very useful just as a monitor.  :happy2:

Steering column pod Robin but always thought about buying one just never bothered but was at awesome and thought if its in stock I will have one and it was
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 02, 2012, 05:49:03 PM

Bought mine a new south boost gauge and gauge holder  :smiley:


....Side vent or steering column pod mounted? I'm surprised you haven't already got one, Mat. Very useful just as a monitor.  :happy2:

Steering column pod Robin but always thought about buying one just never bothered but was at awesome and thought if its in stock I will have one and it was


....I'm confident you'll be pleased with it. I've had mine firstly on the side vent and now on centre pod and it's so much more easily readable on the column. The pod might squeek a bit at first though - Mine did.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: rich83 on May 03, 2012, 12:04:05 AM
I (the car) managed to get 37MPG pootling up the M1 at 55-60MPH..... soooo boring!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 03, 2012, 10:35:26 PM
Installed my gauge
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/5393cd25.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 03, 2012, 10:37:01 PM
^^^^
Did you find where to route the cable, Mat?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 03, 2012, 10:52:41 PM
^^^^
Did you find where to route the cable, Mat?

I did mate took some finding  :rolleye:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on May 04, 2012, 05:26:35 AM

I had the WALK fitted.

Immediately I noticed better feedback through the wheel, and the car feels even more plannted in corners. Had a couple of fast starts, and wheel-hop was reduced significantly allowing me to get away much quicker than previously in wet conditions. Can't wait to try it in the dry, if it ever stops raining!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on May 04, 2012, 10:23:29 AM
its in the wet where i notice the biggest difference with mine but there is an improvement in the dry especially in steering feel and weight.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 04, 2012, 10:28:28 AM
.
It made financial sense to fit my WALK at the same time as my KW V3 coilovers and suspension setup by VWR, but the downside is that I have very little sense of what difference the WALK has made.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 05, 2012, 05:27:23 AM
Received the spare engine cover I bought off Fee-pay, marked it all out, now cant find my Jigsaw, aaargghhhhh!  :rolleye:

If I dont find it tomorrow morning will take it up to local machine shop and get them to cut it along my marked lines, its just a basic cut-out at mo until I work out exact size of Intake pipe next week, then I can take off more if needed. Thinking about painting the centre section White and highlighting FSI Turbo in Red, will leave that for a time when I can be bothered putting up the spray booth in the garage again.

When people painted them did they use a rubberized primer to stop it cracking when taking it off or some sort of heat resistant paint?


If you have a Dremel or some other rotary tool with a cutting disc, you can use that to cut as well. Paint can be normal, just give it some light key and then primer first.

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/gti8640x480.jpg)

If it gets a bit floppy you can add some support. I used aluminum so easier to shape;

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/rohecht/DSCF0327800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 05, 2012, 05:30:13 AM

I had the WALK fitted.

Immediately I noticed better feedback through the wheel, and the car feels even more plannted in corners. Had a couple of fast starts, and wheel-hop was reduced significantly allowing me to get away much quicker than previously in wet conditions. Can't wait to try it in the dry, if it ever stops raining!

Huge improvements with those, right?

And even better when dry. I just had mine go on a week or so ago. Wish I had added them years ago. :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 05, 2012, 05:35:58 AM
.
It made financial sense to fit my WALK at the same time as my KW V3 coilovers and suspension setup by VWR, but the downside is that I have very little sense of what difference the WALK has made.

You'd of enjoyed noticing the difference. It really feels like the front works harder staying connected to the road in all conditions, wheel hop greatly reduced is what those without mount upgrades say, and all of the slop up front is gone which I didn't even know I had until I put them on.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on May 05, 2012, 10:39:22 AM
Fitted my Nokya Hyper Yellows to full beam and fogs. Also removed my front splitter ready for a respray as the previous owner had shown it to a few high curbs.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: callis on May 05, 2012, 01:15:02 PM
Replaced broken theromstat, only to have the bolt mounting on the alternator snap off, managed to drill it out but alternator is Fubarred!! so also replaced that. One very expensive thermostat change :(

Also just ordered some plastic round bar to fix my broken parcel shelf.

:)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gazon69 on May 05, 2012, 01:49:38 PM
Fitted my walk today then went for a blast an stock suspension. Noticed a massive difference in wheel hop which is now virtually non existent. The car feels loads better under heavy braking as the nose doesn't seem to dive as much and feels much more safe on the road, took the car back home then fitted my b12 kit with h&r springs. All went well with no dramas. Took the car back out for a blast once fitted and all i can say is"wow". Coupled with the walk and autotech rarb the set up for me it is amazing. The car now feels really well planted with very little body roll. I feel i can really push the tyres now and make them show there worth. The car is loads better through twisties and i dont really have to lift off no where near as much as on stock setup, oh, how vw should have made the car. Just these three little tweaks and the car is transformed. Looks wise i think it could do with being a little lower but i am sure the springs will settle over time. Cant wait for the unibrace to arrive now. :wink:
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Post by: skriller on May 05, 2012, 02:33:36 PM
today... i replaced this little B*STARD!!! >>>

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9505/img0272vm.jpg)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3029/img0273wx.jpg)
(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/3195/img0274eq.jpg)

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD IT WAS TO GET TO IT!! DO YOU!!!  :fighting:

anyway, after some very nice ripping apart of my dash i got the lil fudger and hooked up the new one  :popcornsoda: << munchie time..

then i went ahead and installed this fine piece of arse,

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9161/img0275gl.jpg)
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2346/img0276fe.jpg)
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7119/img0277ki.jpg)

in my opinion, makes the whole bleeding fingers and cuts worth it lol  :grin:
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Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 05, 2012, 02:53:59 PM
can't see on my current piece of crap mobile but guessing you managed to get to your can bus haha
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on May 05, 2012, 03:11:09 PM
Skriller...I feel your pain. I tried to get to my canbus from inside the car when I fitted my Polar FIS. I gave up and ended up going in through the bonnet. A little bit more work but so much easier. Not that its any help to you now  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 05, 2012, 03:42:29 PM
Turned off my DRL's and set fogs to remain on when high-beams are on.
Ordered red lamin-x for the taillights and smoked for the side markers and signals.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on May 05, 2012, 05:05:23 PM
Skriller...I feel your pain. I tried to get to my canbus from inside the car when I fitted my Polar FIS. I gave up and ended up going in through the bonnet. A little bit more work but so much easier. Not that its any help to you now  :laugh:

i went through the bonnet... i thought yes! there it is! then nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

it was covered by more cables going through the hole and brackets.. so it was even harder to get too than before...

trust me i tried all angles lol. oh an btw if your gonna put your windscreen wiper motor back in and then the rest. Dont forget to plug the motor back in when you try and test the wipers lol... :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 05, 2012, 05:52:21 PM
Moved everything from the gt to the gti  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on May 05, 2012, 11:10:46 PM
Fitted my new pressed number plates and pflege stift'd all my window rubbers and door seals

The doors have been creaking like hell the past few days so hopefully this helps.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 06, 2012, 03:10:26 AM
We ordered a Hatch-pop kit and Fumoto oil drain valve. Cleaned the neuspeed p-flo filter and put on our new MAF sensor then went for a 75 mile drive and averaged nearly 30mpg up from 26.5mpg before the swap along the same route.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_V--2.0T/Exterior/Body/Hatch/ES1895197/

http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_V--2.0T/Engine/Mechanical/Oil_Pan/ES2208993/
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 06, 2012, 03:13:03 AM
Fitted my walk today then went for a blast an stock suspension. Noticed a massive difference in wheel hop which is now virtually non existent. The car feels loads better under heavy braking as the nose doesn't seem to dive as much and feels much more safe on the road, took the car back home then fitted my b12 kit with h&r springs. All went well with no dramas. Took the car back out for a blast once fitted and all i can say is"wow". Coupled with the walk and autotech rarb the set up for me it is amazing. The car now feels really well planted with very little body roll. I feel i can really push the tyres now and make them show there worth. The car is loads better through twisties and i dont really have to lift off no where near as much as on stock setup, oh, how vw should have made the car. Just these three little tweaks and the car is transformed. Looks wise i think it could do with being a little lower but i am sure the springs will settle over time. Cant wait for the unibrace to arrive now. :wink:

Did you buy the Race, Sport, or Supersport springs?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gazon69 on May 06, 2012, 08:58:58 AM
Fitted my walk today then went for a blast an stock suspension. Noticed a massive difference in wheel hop which is now virtually non existent. The car feels loads better under heavy braking as the nose doesn't seem to dive as much and feels much more safe on the road, took the car back home then fitted my b12 kit with h&r springs. All went well with no dramas. Took the car back out for a blast once fitted and all i can say is"wow". Coupled with the walk and autotech rarb the set up for me it is amazing. The car now feels really well planted with very little body roll. I feel i can really push the tyres now and make them show there worth. The car is loads better through twisties and i dont really have to lift off no where near as much as on stock setup, oh, how vw should have made the car. Just these three little tweaks and the car is transformed. Looks wise i think it could do with being a little lower but i am sure the springs will settle over time. Cant wait for the unibrace to arrive now. :wink:

Did you buy the Race, Sport, or Supersport springs?
It says in the reciept lowers 40mm but on website it says 30-35mm.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 06, 2012, 01:46:40 PM
 Those are likely the sports. I've had my supersports on for some time now and they haven't settled any at all. They still measure the same from the ground up to the highest point of the wheel arch as they did right after install. But still low enough for me.

Me and my mkv chickened out of tempting a mean looking GTR this morning. He had his woman with him and didn't want to embarrass ;] The owner had it painted a matte black, tinted windows, and black wheels. The only thing that stood out on it was its yellow/gold brake calipers and 'BAD GTR' plates. Its stance was so low it looked like he must have had installed "rollers" inside the arches to prevent grinding up the tires. Sounded super mean.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: homesqueeze on May 06, 2012, 06:07:33 PM
Took all of the honeycomb off for the first time. Had a good cleaning session and applied liberal amounts of back to black! The lower grille was a pain in the arse to get off!!
Strange looking with no grilles though!

(http://daz.co/media/u408/homesqueeze/DSC03984.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on May 06, 2012, 06:11:33 PM
just went past 80000km on my GTI!
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Post by: JoeDarKa on May 06, 2012, 06:24:24 PM
Gave the car a good clean! Washed, polished, glazed and sealed!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: vw55raz on May 06, 2012, 06:26:16 PM
gave mine a wash after 2 months! ( I know, i bow my head down in shame)  :surprised:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on May 06, 2012, 06:28:23 PM
Took all of the honeycomb off for the first time. Had a good cleaning session and applied liberal amounts of back to black! The lower grille was a pain in the arse to get off!!
Strange looking with no grilles though!

how did you get the lower grille off?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 06, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b308/RedRobin_05/RED_WestBay_1458.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b308/RedRobin_05/RED_WestBay_1460.jpg)

^ I live only a couple of miles from the seaside.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on May 06, 2012, 07:33:21 PM
Finally got around to spraying my calipers!

Looks tonnes better!  :laugh:
As the wether Was good I thought it would be a bit silly if I didn't apply layers of collinite 476s  :signLOL:
Think through the day I did around 5! And did a couple last weekend! So I'm safe to say she is protected!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 06, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b308/RedRobin_05/RED_WestBay_1460.jpg)

^ I live only a couple of miles from the seaside.

No salute?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Thor on May 06, 2012, 08:58:27 PM
^^^^^  I see you're making the most of the disabled badge RR parking on Double Yellows :signLOL: :signLOL:

Only kidding  :P
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DonalM on May 06, 2012, 09:06:01 PM

how did you get the lower grille off?

I replaced mine the other day.

When the main grill is taken off you can see where the tabs of the lower one are held, I held the tab down with a screwdriver and pulled like f....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on May 06, 2012, 09:22:22 PM
Easy to replace too?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DonalM on May 06, 2012, 09:53:05 PM
Easy to replace too?

Yep, do as above, then slot the new one in. I think it was 18 euro from the dealer.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on May 06, 2012, 10:36:01 PM
Meant refitting when I said replacing ie putting it back into the same place after removing it. Will have a look at it tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 06, 2012, 10:36:45 PM
Well today I did this
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/d056d15e.jpg)
That resulted in this
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/59a20c1d.jpg)
All in London
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 06, 2012, 10:39:10 PM

Ouch, good effrort Matt.  Excuse for a vibratechnics bogbone bush?

Hope you're back on the road soon mate
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_k1 on May 06, 2012, 10:42:26 PM
Blimey Mat, are you running upper engine mounts?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 06, 2012, 10:46:59 PM
Yep I have everything  :laugh:  I don't mess about  :signLOL: to be honest was only doing 20mph
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DonalM on May 06, 2012, 11:10:05 PM
Meant refitting when I said replacing ie putting it back into the same place after removing it. Will have a look at it tomorrow.

It basically shoves back in, there's 5/6 tabs along the top that line up with slats in behind it.

It's hard explain, you'll see it when the main grill is off.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on May 07, 2012, 12:26:57 AM
Just purchased new exhaust

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5761/imag0854.jpg)
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8535/imag0855q.jpg)

Ready to put a cupra r diffuser on the rear.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 07, 2012, 07:34:05 AM
Well today I did this
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/d056d15e.jpg)
That resulted in this
(http://daz.co/media/d122/mat138l/59a20c1d.jpg)
All in London

20mph? Ouch!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: john_o on May 07, 2012, 08:40:22 AM
wow Matt, that is impressive :happy2:
dont think Ive ever seen that  :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 07, 2012, 08:59:43 AM
^^^^
I'm very glad that didn't happen to you at speed, Mat!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 07, 2012, 10:09:26 AM
wow Matt, that is impressive :happy2:
dont think Ive ever seen that  :congrats:

 :happy2:

Got another one on its way from Mat at Vwr  :notworthy: took all of 2 seconds to get hold of him and him saying one will be on route ASAP mate now that's what I call service even on a Sunday  :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 07, 2012, 10:28:34 AM
^^^^
That doesn't surprise me one little bit - If VWR can help, they always bend over backwards to do so. I've had nothing but good experiences with them.

There are too many folks on here eager to hate VWR.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mertyvw on May 07, 2012, 03:48:49 PM

Painted the calipers in tornado red. Will be fitting in led headlights and foglights tomoro.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on May 07, 2012, 06:00:55 PM
I want to paint mine as well.  They look a little dull need to know the best way of doing it.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on May 07, 2012, 06:02:56 PM
I want to paint mine as well.  They look a little dull need to know the best way of doing it.

Did mine. Sets to car off so much better!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Moz on May 07, 2012, 09:21:15 PM
Still collecting parts!

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2600/20120507160229.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 09, 2012, 06:51:31 AM
After scheduling some time for a timing belt replacement, RS4 fuel rail pressure valve and cam follower install, dash cubby and rear euro fog lamp install, I got caught by a surprise dust devil in the middle of town with the windows down. Got blasted with sand and gravel all over the inside as the window was going up but not in time. So after getting home I gave the inside a thorough vacuuming. There was gravel and **** everywhere. I didn't really want to look at the new paint just yet... ;[
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on May 09, 2012, 07:41:29 PM
So today I decided to leave my number plate in the window as the german police are more relaxed with that sort of thing.

And its going in the hanger now to be played about with.

(http://daz.co/media/buzz1231/cupra_pt2/DSC_0568.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 09, 2012, 09:28:50 PM
Put a new lower  dog bone on the car and noticed I need a new aux belt as when the dog bone broke the engine moved a little and touched the one of the air con pipes  :rolleye: oh well
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 09, 2012, 09:33:29 PM
How come you changed the mount matt. thought it was the dog bone that snapped?  what mount have you put in?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: DonalM on May 09, 2012, 09:37:47 PM
Got my WALK and dogbone mount in.

Oh and also my K04.  :evilgrin:  :pomppomp:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Thor on May 09, 2012, 09:39:23 PM
Got my WALK and dogbone mount in.

Oh and also my K04.  :evilgrin:  :pomppomp:

You need to update your signature then.  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 09, 2012, 10:54:54 PM
How come you changed the mount matt. thought it was the dog bone that snapped?  what mount have you put in?

Yeah it was the dog bone i changed
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on May 09, 2012, 11:25:48 PM


(http://daz.co/media/buzz1231/cupra_pt2/DSC_0568.jpg)

If Carlsberg did road side car parking  :grin:

Just a shame it's illegal as the zig zags denote...   :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on May 09, 2012, 11:47:18 PM
Finally had a break in the weather so gave the old girl a well deserved clean and wash  :love: got round to cleaning up my tailpipes too, it makes a big difference on a clean car  :signLOL: just need to keep it up now and not let them slip back into such a state again  :ashamed:

Dave
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on May 11, 2012, 05:34:00 PM
Got round to swapping over my boot tool kit. The car came with just a foam insert, compressor and a can of slime. The slime is now out of date and VW like to inform me of this each time the car goes in. For a new tin it nearly £50  :scared:

So I kept my eye out on ebay and managed to pick up an 18" space saver for £52 delivered. Then £35 for the foam insert including jack and wheel brace from big al (many thanks  :happy2:) So now my puncture repair solution will never go out of date  :smiley:

Not very interesting but abit of pic whoring.

From this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0188.jpg)

To this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/Internet/IMAG0190.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: david25 on May 12, 2012, 08:24:05 AM
Cheating, but I took the car to VW to have the centre airvent rattle fixed (beware there are two possibly TPS's).

£58 later, no more rattle.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Lone_Par on May 12, 2012, 08:32:04 AM
I took my GTI to get a new pair of shoes!

This

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7180547132_ee4081dfa5_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7180548826_428545608f_z.jpg)

To this

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7178510704_f629e6d398_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7178513844_171c44a80c_z.jpg)


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Post by: RedRobin on May 12, 2012, 10:08:08 AM

I took my GTI to get a new pair of shoes!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7178510704_f629e6d398_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7178513844_171c44a80c_z.jpg)

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....Very nice indeed! Great idea to re-colour Monza 17's and not many folks have done that.  :happy2:

Not such a great idea not to switch off the wretched Tapatalk sig on every post  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mk5 GTian on May 12, 2012, 10:15:05 AM

Met Richn83 at Wicked Wheels in Guildford to discuss wheel colour for our refurbs, but they were shut. So we had a quick chat about our cars, and mine certainly feels quite spartan inside now compared to all Richs' gizzmos.  :ashamed:  :sad1:

RNS 510 is now top of my list after a little demo from Rich.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 12, 2012, 11:01:39 AM

Met Richn83 at Wicked Wheels in Guildford to discuss wheel colour for our refurbs, but they were shut. So we had a quick chat about our cars, and mine certainly feels quite spartan inside now compared to all Richs' gizzmos.  :ashamed:  :sad1:

RNS 510 is now top of my list after a little demo from Rich.

I nicknamed Rich's MkV "Retrofit Rita"  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on May 12, 2012, 04:24:42 PM
So some pictures of my day out playing around before I go down to south Germany:

(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0583.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0589.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0587.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0591.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0594.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0595.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0601.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/DSC_0606.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: maxload on May 12, 2012, 04:34:54 PM
Spent the morning detailing. Poorboys black hole - nattys wax - c5 deep gloss for this....

(http://daz.co/media/z412/maxload2010/DSCF0098.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Scousus maximus on May 12, 2012, 05:39:23 PM
Fitted badgeless grill onto my EOS, makes a massive difference without the big VW in the centre. FK Automotive are having a sale at the moment and for £51 delivered it was too good to miss.  :happy2:
The reflections of the bushes make it look a bit odd but you get the idea.

Regards,
John
(http://daz.co/media/h374/J1950C/DSC03809.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on May 12, 2012, 07:50:06 PM
got the car washed properly and another wheel alignment as the steering wheel was slightly off when driving straight

Also considering 17 inch Monzas refurbed and powdercoated. However it would set me off ca 400ish so for the price perhaps I might just get 18 inch TD 1.2. What do you think? Don;t really need 2 sets of alloys

Paul
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: johnhol78 on May 12, 2012, 08:40:09 PM
Finally cleaned inside my car today. Vacuum, wiped and all the rubbish taken out  :ashamed:

Then decided to try and fix the door card rattle when the stereo is turned up. Got the card off but one of the clips was already lose. And so ordered 10 spares from eBay....

Might replace all of them on both door cards.

Was going to wash it as well....but knackered now. Think I'll keep thinking of ways to spend money on it  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on May 12, 2012, 09:25:44 PM
Took advantage of the break in the constant rain to wash the car. Of course being under Thames water jurisdiction i couldn't use a hosepipe so proceeded to legally use about 3 times the amount of water i ordinarily would use because i had to use a bucket to rinse every 2 seconds...  :confused:

Whilst washing i noticed that the drivers side front headlight has popped out of its seating slightly on the bottom left corner as you look at it, i can't for the life in me fathom how it has happened as there are no scratches or scuffs anywhere near that region and there are no marks on the headlight itself..? Anyone else ever had this happen?

I took a quick look to see if i could reseat it but from what i can tell you have to take off a good deal of the front of the car in order to get at the lights - is this so and if so is it easy enough to do, i have the correct torx screwdrivers.

Thanks
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Carla77 on May 12, 2012, 10:21:38 PM
Removed my tatty, torn dv valve and replaced it with the revision d. Wow...just wow. :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: homesqueeze on May 12, 2012, 11:05:43 PM
Cheating, but I took the car to VW to have the centre airvent rattle fixed (beware there are two possibly TPS's).

£58 later, no more rattle.
Do you happen to know what causes the rattle? Mine does it too. Been meaning to open it up and put some padding in to see if I can stop it.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Baz300 on May 12, 2012, 11:33:42 PM
Took advantage of the break in the constant rain to wash the car. Of course being under Thames water jurisdiction i couldn't use a hosepipe so proceeded to legally use about 3 times the amount of water i ordinarily would use because i had to use a bucket to rinse every 2 seconds...  :confused:

Whilst washing i noticed that the drivers side front headlight has popped out of its seating slightly on the bottom left corner as you look at it, i can't for the life in me fathom how it has happened as there are no scratches or scuffs anywhere near that region and there are no marks on the headlight itself..? Anyone else ever had this happen?

I took a quick look to see if i could reseat it but from what i can tell you have to take off a good deal of the front of the car in order to get at the lights - is this so and if so is it easy enough to do, i have the correct torx screwdrivers.

Thanks

I have noticed the same on my car when cleaning it I think i will have to take my front bumper off and see if the headlight can be moved back in
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 13, 2012, 07:11:27 AM
Got my WALK and dogbone mount in.

Oh and also my K04.  :evilgrin:  :pomppomp:

Let the good times roll! What's your thoughts? Hope no issues with it and you must be loving it right? The worst part is not being able to drive it the way you want to all of the time.  :evilgrin: Ooooh the temptations..
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Yawn on May 13, 2012, 08:44:02 AM
Cheating, but I took the car to VW to have the centre airvent rattle fixed (beware there are two possibly TPS's).

£58 later, no more rattle.
Do you happen to know what causes the rattle? Mine does it too. Been meaning to open it up and put some padding in to see if I can stop it.

I have a similar rattle on my passenger side door, I think its the winder motor though so have left it for now. Only a problem with bass heavy music (doesn't cope well with Nine Inch Nails  :rolleye:)

If you fix it let us know.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: holland15h on May 13, 2012, 09:26:20 AM
fitted my votex rear spoiler
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: callis on May 13, 2012, 03:16:14 PM
Fixed my parcel shelf, the plasctic tab was broke on one side, so got hold of some plastic round bar and fixed it.

Also checked my canbus model, in preperation for stero upgrade.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on May 13, 2012, 03:56:00 PM
Removed my tatty, torn dv valve and replaced it with the revision d. Wow...just wow. :smiley:

What difference is there on your car?  How did you know that the dv valve was torn?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Carla77 on May 13, 2012, 09:45:29 PM
Removed my tatty, torn dv valve and replaced it with the revision d. Wow...just wow. :smiley:

What difference is there on your car?  How did you know that the dv valve was torn?


The performance over the past few weeks has been sluggish; noticed a whistling sound when accelerating, a flat spot between 2500-3500 revs and the mpg had dropped like a stone. From reading this forum, these are the classic signs of a DV where the rubber diaphragm is broken - for £55 I bought a new revision d dv and my husband fitted it using the 'how to' guide from this forum.

It's now pulling in all gears and the flat spot has gone.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tortaruga on May 13, 2012, 11:45:50 PM
Scraped a concrete column. Passenger door badly scratched and dented. Door sill pushed up a bit and paint gone.

I wish I'd never been born. :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Shorty on May 14, 2012, 06:30:56 AM
Scraped a concrete column. Passenger door badly scratched and dented. Door sill pushed up a bit and paint gone.

I wish I'd never been born. :sad1:

Ouch! How did you do that? :(

I fitted my Autotech internals this weekend along with a new cam follower after getting it back from VW where it had a cambelt and service.

My friend is writing my "proper" map now so hopefully should be ready for the dyno next weekend.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dodds-gttdi on May 14, 2012, 07:12:31 AM
fitted my votex rear spoiler

 :worthless:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on May 14, 2012, 01:39:51 PM
i soooooo didnt want to drill holes in my car..... so i let my dad do it lol... :confused:

and this is what happened...

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7457/hole1.jpg)

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/8251/hole2.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1669/stuck1.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4229/stuck2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 14, 2012, 02:32:17 PM
^^^^
Looks good, skriller  :happy2:

Which roof spoiler is that?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on May 14, 2012, 06:50:57 PM
Removed my tatty, torn dv valve and replaced it with the revision d. Wow...just wow. :smiley:

What difference is there on your car?  How did you know that the dv valve was torn?


The performance over the past few weeks has been sluggish; noticed a whistling sound when accelerating, a flat spot between 2500-3500 revs and the mpg had dropped like a stone. From reading this forum, these are the classic signs of a DV where the rubber diaphragm is broken - for £55 I bought a new revision d dv and my husband fitted it using the 'how to' guide from this forum.

It's now pulling in all gears and the flat spot has gone.

Thanks for that.  My mpg is like low 20's and and I'm not driving it hard. In stop start traffic and I've wondered if the cars using more fuel than it should be.  It occasionally creeps up towards 30 mpg but I'm yet to see that figure even on a gentle cruise. I've been using momentum since i brought the car two and half weeks ago.  Im going to take the car in for an inspection....
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 14, 2012, 07:23:52 PM
Had the ED30's 4 year cambelt/waterpump and full service done today, also had fuel filter and PCV changed.  Had 2 advisories.
 First was that i needed 2 new front tyres (down to 3mm each) and really not happy as these are goodyear F1's and have been on car only 3 months and done a couple of thousand miles on them. Something very not right there? oh well, 2 new F1's ordered through Trye Shopper fitted for £255.
Second advisory was that i needed front brake pads and was quoted (by VW main stealers who just emptied my wallet for everything else) £138 fitted, seems to be taking the piss to me! Needless to say i will be getting them done elsewhere.
Finally after looking over the invoice for the work done i noticed that the Diverter valve had not been done which i had asked told them to change. They said that my old old was absolutley fine and did not need changing. Was then told that the piston Diverter valve is not in use on the mk6 as they have gone back to a diaphragm version. i have no idea about the mk6 but quite frankly what the f**k has that to do with me or my mk5 ED30?????
I left...................................swearing (under my breath), went home and ordered a Revision D DV from Awesome GTi online for about £1 cheaper than the stealers would have charged for the part and i might even fit it myself.  :fighting: :fighting:

So thats what i have done with my car today, over £1000 spent and not a mod in sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry,  rant over.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 14, 2012, 07:30:34 PM

Had 2 advisories.
 
First was that i needed 2 new front tyres (down to 3mm each) and really not happy as these are goodyear F1's and have been on car only 3 months and done a couple of thousand miles on them. something not right there?


....It's one thing to inform you that you may (according to your mileage rate and driving style) need new tyres in the near future, but quite another to issue an advisory which suggests a MOT failure if you don't immediately comply.

It's obviously not sensible to let your tyres wear right down to the legal minimum of 1.6 mm but if 3 mm you still have some miles you can do. Sounds to me as if they are trying to steal your hard-earned!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: driver rider on May 14, 2012, 07:55:18 PM
Defo sounds like they're trying to make a little extra on the side.  Ive got loads of things to do on my car....no mods for a while for me  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 14, 2012, 08:36:25 PM
Will not be going back to the VW main dealer again, they have lost my faith and custom. Shame as it's just 1/2 mile from my front door.
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: keano on May 14, 2012, 09:57:51 PM
Will not be going back to the VW main dealer again, they have lost my faith and custom. Shame as it's just 1/2 mile from my front door.
 :happy2:

I once went in to VW to ask why i'd had the 'coil pack recall' stamped in my book, but not actually had them replaced.

Whilst waiting, annoyed already , one of the 'vw bods' told me that he can do me a great deal on new tyres as mine were looking dangerous. However I'd LITERALLY just driven from the garage where I'd had BRAND NEW tyres fitted!  :grin: :grin:

Pull another one VW!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 14, 2012, 09:58:46 PM
Will not be going back to the VW main dealer again, they have lost my faith and custom. Shame as it's just 1/2 mile from my front door.
 :happy2:

I once went in to VW to ask why i'd had the 'coil pack recall' stamped in my book, but not actually had them replaced.

Whilst waiting, annoyed already , one of the 'vw bods' told me that he can do me a great deal on new tyres as mine were looking dangerous. However I'd LITERALLY just driven from the garage where I'd had BRAND NEW tyres fitted!  :grin: :grin:

Pull another one VW!

 :stupid: :stupid:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: john a on May 14, 2012, 10:05:23 PM


I once went in to VW to ask why i'd had the 'coil pack recall' stamped in my book, but not actually had them replaced.

Whilst waiting, annoyed already , one of the 'vw bods' told me that he can do me a great deal on new tyres as mine were looking dangerous. However I'd LITERALLY just driven from the garage where I'd had BRAND NEW tyres fitted!  :grin: :grin:

Pull another one VW!

I had something similar at VW in Nuneaton although the tyres weren't new but had worn to 5mm. I was advised I should have them changed straightaway and I should get Continentals from them as they were much harder and would wear much better than the Michelins that were on the car (these were Michelin Energy Saver, which I have found to be harder than granite btw).
I politely declined and tried my best to not piss myself laughing.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on May 14, 2012, 10:28:41 PM
Will not be going back to the VW main dealer again, they have lost my faith and custom. Shame as it's just 1/2 mile from my front door.
 :happy2:

I once went in to VW to ask why i'd had the 'coil pack recall' stamped in my book, but not actually had them replaced.

Whilst waiting, annoyed already , one of the 'vw bods' told me that he can do me a great deal on new tyres as mine were looking dangerous. However I'd LITERALLY just driven from the garage where I'd had BRAND NEW tyres fitted!  :grin: :grin:

Pull another one VW!

And what did the guy say when you pointed this out to them?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 14, 2012, 10:29:34 PM
For the 2 tyres VW "claim" i needed they quoted me £161.86 for each Premiem Tyre and a whopping £181.01 for each Intermediate Tyre. One was a Dunlop and the other a Conti', I declined their kind offer and walked out!
 :stupid:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skriller on May 14, 2012, 11:05:32 PM
^^^^
Looks good, skriller  :happy2:

Which roof spoiler is that?

you know what... i have no soddin idea... i got it about a year ago with all my other kit lol just never got round to fitting till now.. :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: dannymk5 on May 14, 2012, 11:45:29 PM
I took my GTI to get a new pair of shoes!

This

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7180547132_ee4081dfa5_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7180548826_428545608f_z.jpg)

To this

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7178510704_f629e6d398_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7178513844_171c44a80c_z.jpg)


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MATE those wheels are f*cking gorgeous, how much was it to refurb? matt black looks lovley
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 15, 2012, 06:54:39 AM
Removed my tatty, torn dv valve and replaced it with the revision d. Wow...just wow. :smiley:

What difference is there on your car?  How did you know that the dv valve was torn?


The performance over the past few weeks has been sluggish; noticed a whistling sound when accelerating, a flat spot between 2500-3500 revs and the mpg had dropped like a stone. From reading this forum, these are the classic signs of a DV where the rubber diaphragm is broken - for £55 I bought a new revision d dv and my husband fitted it using the 'how to' guide from this forum.

It's now pulling in all gears and the flat spot has gone.

Thanks for that.  My mpg is like low 20's and and I'm not driving it hard. In stop start traffic and I've wondered if the cars using more fuel than it should be.  It occasionally creeps up towards 30 mpg but I'm yet to see that figure even on a gentle cruise. I've been using momentum since i brought the car two and half weeks ago.  Im going to take the car in for an inspection....

If not the dv then consider the MAF sensor. I replaced mine a few weeks ago because I was struggling to get 26 mpg over the past few months. Now I get 28 mpg average same driving and route without having to try. Coming home today (37 miles) I averaged 33.4 mpg.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R32UK on May 15, 2012, 07:04:29 PM


I once went in to VW to ask why i'd had the 'coil pack recall' stamped in my book, but not actually had them replaced.

Whilst waiting, annoyed already , one of the 'vw bods' told me that he can do me a great deal on new tyres as mine were looking dangerous. However I'd LITERALLY just driven from the garage where I'd had BRAND NEW tyres fitted!  :grin: :grin:

Pull another one VW!

I had something similar at VW in Nuneaton although the tyres weren't new but had worn to 5mm. I was advised I should have them changed straightaway and I should get Continentals from them as they were much harder and would wear much better than the Michelins that were on the car (these were Michelin Energy Saver, which I have found to be harder than granite btw).
I politely declined and tried my best to not piss myself laughing.

you think thats bad...

I took my mk6 gti into the dealers for its first service only to be told that I needed to change the bulbs for my front 2 indicators as they were on the way out. They said they would just charge me £28 for the job. They got told to fcuk off! :scared:

How they know when a bulb is about to go is a mystery to me but I imagine they could make a fair bit of money by sharing that secret. 30,000 miles later and the bulbs were still fine  :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Lone_Par on May 15, 2012, 07:29:21 PM


MATE those wheels are f*cking gorgeous, how much was it to refurb? matt black looks lovley
[/quote]

Cheers mate. Was £330 all in at the wheel specialists. Was quoted £380 online but was £50 cheaper when I went to collect the car. All done on the same day.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: holland15h on May 16, 2012, 07:05:07 AM
fitted my votex rear spoiler

 :worthless:
will sort out some pics for weekend as don't have any  wifi or broadband access till then
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 16, 2012, 08:00:06 AM


I once went in to VW to ask why i'd had the 'coil pack recall' stamped in my book, but not actually had them replaced.

Whilst waiting, annoyed already , one of the 'vw bods' told me that he can do me a great deal on new tyres as mine were looking dangerous. However I'd LITERALLY just driven from the garage where I'd had BRAND NEW tyres fitted!  :grin: :grin:

Pull another one VW!

I had something similar at VW in Nuneaton although the tyres weren't new but had worn to 5mm. I was advised I should have them changed straightaway and I should get Continentals from them as they were much harder and would wear much better than the Michelins that were on the car (these were Michelin Energy Saver, which I have found to be harder than granite btw).
I politely declined and tried my best to not piss myself laughing.

you think thats bad...

I took my mk6 gti into the dealers for its first service only to be told that I needed to change the bulbs for my front 2 indicators as they were on the way out. They said they would just charge me £28 for the job. They got told to fcuk off! :scared:

How they know when a bulb is about to go is a mystery to me but I imagine they could make a fair bit of money by sharing that secret. 30,000 miles later and the bulbs were still fine  :jumpmove:

Really, wtf? Odd way for a shop to try building confidence in them, yes? I'm guessing you never gave them more business, right?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: R32UK on May 16, 2012, 08:56:55 AM
I tried to keep them sweet... they had to fit a new engine in my un-modified GTI  :innocent:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 16, 2012, 09:30:50 AM
After almost pulling the last of my hair out, finally found a rattle that i had which ive noticed whilst driving with the windows down, traced it to the nearside rear..

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5319/7208260510_726003d691_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7208261670_cbb5d0f0b0_c.jpg)

sat up inside just under the rear spring...

Dam stone is from my new driveway :signLOL:, should of put shingle down instead :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Stg123 on May 18, 2012, 10:47:35 AM
Took my front bumper off to re-align it and think now that I've got a new wing so that is why it doesn't sit quite perfectly. All went swimmingly until my neighbours chubby and stupid staffy decided my t25 screwdriver was a new toy and wobbled off down the road with it in his mouth! Cue swearing  :mad: and a Usain Bolt moment to retrieve it complete with slobber and a few teeth marks.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 18, 2012, 11:01:48 AM
^^^^
:signLOL:

I love dogs and Staffy's are wrongly given such a bad press. All the ones I know are absolute darlings. Strong yes, but calm temperament unless you say the word C A T and that's another reason why I like them so much!  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MAT ED30 on May 18, 2012, 11:04:16 AM
^^^^
:signLOL:

I love dogs and Staffy's are wrongly given such a bad press. All the ones I know are absolute darlings. Strong yes, but calm temperament unless you say the word C A T and that's another reason why I like them so much!  :evilgrin:
:signLOL: that sums up my staff she is daft as a brush but loves people and kids but say cat and she is off on one  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: skard on May 18, 2012, 03:01:50 PM
Just put on the 312mm brakes replacing my 288mm setup. Seeing as I was due a brake fluid change anyway, I just put on the factory red calipers/carriers I got.

Old fluid was definitely darker than the new stuff, even ran the ABS flush procedure with VCDS.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on May 18, 2012, 04:55:06 PM
Booked my car in for it's first DSG service for Monday coming.

It's currently only on 37.5k and the DSG service is due at 40k but I wanted to get it sorted out sooner rather than later for peace of mind.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 18, 2012, 05:00:16 PM
Got these today and were STRAIGHT into use, very very good!!

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/6ab66b56.jpg)
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Grande_GTi on May 19, 2012, 09:15:48 AM
So far had a nice little tear up with a TT mk2 and a porsche, (obviously on a private road) suprised tbh.

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 19, 2012, 09:25:41 AM

So far had a nice little tear up with a TT mk2 and a porsche, (obviously on a private road) suprised tbh.


....They obviously had more sense.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b308/RedRobin_05/rta-pinkythumbnail.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: callis on May 19, 2012, 10:39:30 AM
Pulled all this out of my golf today, Kenwood stero and satnav unit. Excuse the date on pics didnt reset camera date.

(http://daz.co/media/ac175/daron78/100_0564.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ac175/daron78/100_0565.jpg)

Felt like 4 miles of wiring!!!  :grin:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: chrisr763 on May 19, 2012, 11:10:26 AM
unfortunaly had to peel some of my arch back due to rust.... Greatest mod ever  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ianv5 on May 19, 2012, 11:35:37 AM
Fitted my 'G' version DV today.

Car feels much better :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MPS on May 19, 2012, 06:47:52 PM
Fitted my eagerly awaited Wolfsburg steering wheel badge!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7222/7228167244_fd738fe9dd_b.jpg)
 
Well chuffed with how it looks, nice and subtle, just how I like it. Shoopdawoop!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 19, 2012, 07:04:29 PM
^^^^ like that, very nice!!
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MPS on May 19, 2012, 07:13:22 PM
^^^^ like that, very nice!!
 :happy2:

 :happy2:

I like it 'cause it's not too obvious or 'in your face'. You can get coloured ones as well I think, with a red wolf.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 19, 2012, 07:31:14 PM
^^^^ where from matey?
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MPS on May 19, 2012, 07:48:40 PM
^^^^ where from matey?
 :happy2:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140750360936 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140750360936)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MPS on May 19, 2012, 07:51:29 PM
....or the coloured one here: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170683310897 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170683310897)

 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Shorty on May 19, 2012, 07:55:48 PM
Got it dyno'd today...

320bhp 320lb/ft on Awesomes rollers. Dont know how far out that is or whatever but still a genuine 300bhp, i'm happy. I need to map it again now for more powers.  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 19, 2012, 08:02:52 PM
....or the coloured one here: www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170683310897 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170683310897)

 :happy2:


Could be a purchase for the ED30, nice and understated and silly cheap!!

Got it dyno'd today...

320bhp 320lb/ft on Awesomes rollers. Dont know how far out that is or whatever but still a genuine 300bhp, i'm happy. I
need to map it again now for more powers.  :smiley:


Very impressive, stage 2 etc?
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on May 19, 2012, 08:40:57 PM
tried cleaning my exhaust, which had never been done before I'm guessing.

still some very stubborn patches i can't seem to remove...

Before:

(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/photo1.jpg)

After:

(http://daz.co/media/gg563/samdem/photo2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Shorty on May 20, 2012, 01:28:43 AM
Got it dyno'd today...

320bhp 320lb/ft on Awesomes rollers. Dont know how far out that is or whatever but still a genuine 300bhp, i'm happy. I
need to map it again now for more powers.  :smiley:


Very impressive, stage 2 etc?
 :happy2:
[/quote]

It's on the usual ITG, BCS turbo back and auto tech internals. My friend has mapped it so don't know how it compares to a stage 1 or 2 map, we have increased the boost to 1.2 bar and reduce the lambda to 0.85 (Were calling it the stage 0.85 map.. Lol.) he's currently in the process of mapping the torque limiters out of my DSG so we can increase the boost and do a proper map, so hopefully still plenty more to come!  :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 20, 2012, 06:09:21 AM
Before I did some work on it I scanned with vcds and it had only a code for my AWE diverter valve. So that was looking good as usual. Then I installed my RS4 rail valve, timing belt, water pump, new tension pulley, and accessory belt.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on May 20, 2012, 12:37:50 PM
Gave it a quick clean and hoover  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 01:35:57 PM

Did my 5k oil change (@ 7K  :ashamed: Its been busy busy moving countries & having babies)

Replaced a blown rear driving light, they're practically free with Halfords trade card  :smiley:

Next weekend clean threads on coilies & check if I have 7's or 8's (irridiums) in as Id prefer to have 8s in for upcomming trackday  :driver:


Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 01:40:50 PM

Did my 5k oil change (@ 7K  :ashamed: Its been busy busy moving countries & having babies)

Replaced a blown rear driving light, they're practically free with Halfords trade card  :smiley:

Next weekend clean threads on coilies & check if I have 7's or 8's (irridiums) in as Id prefer to have 8s in for upcomming trackday  :driver:




(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050012.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050006.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050007.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050008.jpg)


Title: Re: Re: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Bignod00 on May 20, 2012, 01:50:40 PM

Did my 5k oil change (@ 7K  :ashamed: Its been busy busy moving countries & having babies)

Replaced a blown rear driving light, they're practically free with Halfords trade card  :smiley:

Next weekend clean threads on coilies & check if I have 7's or 8's (irridiums) in as Id prefer to have 8s in for upcomming trackday  :driver:




(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050012.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050006.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050007.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/Maintenance_and_Technical/Oil_change_20may_67k/P1050008.jpg)
Looking gleaming dude, really need to clean mine. Fancy popping up to mine and changing my oil too!?;)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 01:52:54 PM

I dont mind doing it here.  Its not worth the amount of 888 rubber Id shred comming to you lol  :scared: :scared:

Its quite minging, by my standards close up  :ashamed:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 02:30:29 PM

Added 10hp to the roller skate...

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1050022.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 02:33:04 PM

The 10HP is only activated at night  :innocent:
Title: Re: Re: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Bignod00 on May 20, 2012, 03:35:13 PM

I dont mind doing it here.  Its not worth the amount of 888 rubber Id shred comming to you lol  :scared: :scared:
Ha, good point well presented dude! I may take you up on the offer tho as I'm a mechanical biff!.;)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: RedRobin on May 20, 2012, 03:39:30 PM

Added 10hp to the roller skate...

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1050022.jpg)

....Nice! Are those applied to the outside or the inside of the glass, Mike?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: vRS_Pagey on May 20, 2012, 04:10:45 PM
Gave the GT and the vRS a bit of a scrub today, but thanks to the ongoing hose pipe ban in my area, alas no snow foam was harmed in the process!  :sad1:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 09:37:17 PM

External Robin  :happy2:


Added the go faster sticker to the Leon too

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1050023.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on May 20, 2012, 09:50:06 PM
removed front door card to try and solve a few rattles which are semi successful


now a new rattle has reared its ugly head in the centre of the dash.  really not impressed with the build quality of these thing TBH. the worst car I've ever owned for squeaks and rattles



also fitted the whitteline bump steer kit so now need to get the wheel alignment sorted again.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 20, 2012, 10:12:15 PM

Added 10hp to the roller skate...

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1050022.jpg)


Horse power ACTIVATE

(http://daz.co/media/k482/tfsi_mike/P1050025.jpg)
Title: Kudos to the man called Kalu
Post by: Horatio on May 20, 2012, 10:50:30 PM
Visited Kalu today to fit my highline dash.  :happy2: Had originally planned to fit a non-gti highline dash but Kalu had a spare HL from an Edition30 so optted for this instead. Tried fitting my MF buttons but looked as if they are incompatable with the newer RCD510 as theyre the older moulded version, or worse, may be faulty  :scared: Will have to try them with my old RCD500 before selling them on, along with the non-gti highline dash.

Thanks again. Very knowledgeable.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 21, 2012, 03:24:01 AM
:happy2: ^ Mike, I like it more when the HP is activated   :drinking:
Installed my blue blind-spot mirrors and dash cubby today. Also used vcds and re-coded the windows to go up and down using the remote. Re-coded for the rear fog so I just need to install it this week.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Mertyvw on May 21, 2012, 10:35:20 AM
Cruise control retrofit and new 7NO canbu ateeay module fitment
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on May 21, 2012, 11:07:41 AM
Swapped my wheels so the new tyres are on the rear. Just ordered new boot lower boot trim I snapped, new window switch cover and steering wheel bolt as its been off more than 4 times.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on May 21, 2012, 05:24:05 PM
Ran over a drainpipe....... On the motorway. Was tootling at 65mph, car in front must have blown it into my direction and hit it. Scuffed the underside of the splitter, which you cant see and knocked my tracking out a bit. Need new tyres as iv got lots of inner edge wear so will wait til i replace those before getting it aligned and camber sorted  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Action jackson on May 21, 2012, 09:12:32 PM
:happy2: ^ Mike, I like it more when the HP is activated   :drinking:
Installed my blue blind-spot mirrors and dash cubby today. Also used vcds and re-coded the windows to go up and down using the remote. Re-coded for the rear fog so I just need to install it this week.
May I ask where you got the blue mirrors please
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on May 21, 2012, 10:10:24 PM
Had my car in for it's first DSG service at 37,600 miles.

All good and went through with no hiccups :smiley:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 22, 2012, 08:36:36 AM
:happy2: ^ Mike, I like it more when the HP is activated   :drinking:
Installed my blue blind-spot mirrors and dash cubby today. Also used vcds and re-coded the windows to go up and down using the remote. Re-coded for the rear fog so I just need to install it this week.
May I ask where you got the blue mirrors please

I got them from my mechanic. He traded his mkv in and removed everything not stock before doing so.

This is likely where he got them from; http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_V--2.0T/Exterior/Mirrors/Glass/

Don't know where you could get them here :[

I found this so maybe there are blue b/s mirrors here; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEAT-LEON-MK2-CUPRA-2005-2008-DOOR-WING-MIRROR-GLASS-BLIND-SPOT-HEATED-LEFT-/110814028427
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: wigit on May 22, 2012, 10:56:40 AM
rare occurrence yesterday in our house the Pirelli was clean and mrs w actually let me drive it  :driver:

(http://daz.co/media/oo261/wigit71/537573_10150834462137602_556247601_9715574_380658256_n.jpg)

given its sunny the Ed35 will be dusted off for a spot of lunch  :innocent:

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Matto on May 22, 2012, 02:36:21 PM
Spent the last 5 hrs giving it a well earnt wash and wax. Was filthy I tell ya.

(https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/576849_10150859270759858_510314857_9688892_1485042562_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: cupra_buzz on May 22, 2012, 04:54:20 PM
So I have taken my front grills off to be repaired and spray glossy black me thinks. Also gonna make my lip where the reg goes matt black.

I would defiantly take the bumper off to get to the middle grill the bottom clips are a nightmare

Taken with iphone

(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/IMG_0552.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/IMG_0553.jpg)

This is just one of the cracks :/
(http://daz.co/media/z332/buzz1231/IMG_0554.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 22, 2012, 10:35:03 PM
Gave her another clean/polish/wax today. 6 hrs later.........................



(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/beeding001.jpg)
 
By hand!!   :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: mkviken on May 22, 2012, 11:05:29 PM
wash and dry, under chassis clean, dress and hoover interior.

oh, and bought some suspension. B12 kit from GNJ_motorsport for a great price.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 23, 2012, 07:52:39 AM
Gave her another clean/polish/wax today. 6 hrs later.........................



(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/beeding001.jpg)
 
By hand!!   :happy2:


Like the little touches  :happy2: looks very familiar  :happy2:

How are you finding the new polish products I recommended? Did you order them in the end?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 23, 2012, 10:53:00 AM

Like the little touches  :happy2: looks very familiar  :happy2:

How are you finding the new polish products I recommended? Did you order them in the end?

Won't look like yours when I've finished with her, after much deliberation have "nearly" decided on 19" BBS CH's in Hyper Silver. OEM++ IMO!!

Yes, used the Poorboys Natty's Paste Red Wax for the first time and to my very untrained eye didn't notice any difference from the Victoria Concours Red Wax but I imagine it's the Polish that makes most of the difference and am still using the Clearkote Red Mousse Glase so never bought the one you recommended. What was the Polish you use, can't remember, was it a Meg's one?
 :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 23, 2012, 12:47:38 PM

Like the little touches  :happy2: looks very familiar  :happy2:

How are you finding the new polish products I recommended? Did you order them in the end?

Won't look like yours when I've finished with her, after much deliberation have "nearly" decided on 19" BBS CH's in Hyper Silver. OEM++ IMO!!

Yes, used the Poorboys Natty's Paste Red Wax for the first time and to my very untrained eye didn't notice any difference from the Victoria Concours Red Wax but I imagine it's the Polish that makes most of the difference and am still using the Clearkote Red Mousse Glase so never bought the one you recommended. What was the Polish you use, can't remember, was it a Meg's one?
 :happy2:

Yes, the new ultimate polish, black bottle.. Really good results with no horrid white dust to worry about :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 23, 2012, 12:51:24 PM
^^^^  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 24, 2012, 09:02:21 AM
Those are some PURDEE finishes.  :happy2: Makes me want to get mine in shape but it's still raining nearly everyday here in Oregon, US.

Installed a new cam follower today and it was surprisingly worn much less than the last one was with the same mileage on each. I'm getting pics of them side by side this weekend. I need to check codes with vcds because it went into momentary limp this morning with accompanied CEL. I'm just happy it was not the c/f, cam, and hpfp this time. It ran fine afterward for the remainder of the day.

Checked my order tracking and noted that my hatch pop kit and other items will be here by the weekend  :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ROH ECHT on May 25, 2012, 09:05:52 AM
Picked up some graphite engine assembly grease to use for c/follower installs. The smallest tube they had should last 1200 years if used for that purpose alone. What chance do I have for the mkv lasting as long?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: monte on May 25, 2012, 09:29:45 AM

Like the little touches  :happy2: looks very familiar  :happy2:

How are you finding the new polish products I recommended? Did you order them in the end?

Won't look like yours when I've finished with her, after much deliberation have "nearly" decided on 19" BBS CH's in Hyper Silver. OEM++ IMO!!

Yes, used the Poorboys Natty's Paste Red Wax for the first time and to my very untrained eye didn't notice any difference from the Victoria Concours Red Wax but I imagine it's the Polish that makes most of the difference and am still using the Clearkote Red Mousse Glase so never bought the one you recommended. What was the Polish you use, can't remember, was it a Meg's one?
 :happy2:

I agree mate! I would love to do the same. Gotta be the Ultimate look for an Ed30  :happy2:
19" BBS CH's and H&R or Eibach Springs  :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Llew on May 25, 2012, 05:37:04 PM
I just changed my stock tdi rear bumper to an r32 twin centre  and it looks the biz only thing I balanced it on bins while taking off the stock and the wind blew it off so all scratched now ---still looks good though -- just need a tow cover as they are different sizes --- bring on the exhaust
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on May 25, 2012, 06:31:14 PM
Gave her a quick was before JKM tomorrow and found more marks and chips that I swear weren't there before it went to get repaired.

Then found the arches are bubbling and that the front of the seal has started to rust so need to get onto VW to get that sorted.

And decided it needs a very good detail so debating to get that done before I do the r32 mod as it needs it more.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 25, 2012, 06:57:30 PM
Gave her a quick was before JKM tomorrow and found more marks and chips that I swear weren't there before it went to get repaired.

Then found the arches are bubbling and that the front of the seal has started to rust so need to get onto VW to get that sorted.

And decided it needs a very good detail so debating to get that done before I do the r32 mod as it needs it more.

Done the same, all cleaned up for the trip to jkm in the morning :happy2:

Hope it stays a good sized turnout :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on May 27, 2012, 12:26:08 PM
After an epic drive yesterday to Heathrow Airport and up to Norwich, to drop the out-laws off, ive noticed this morning a rather large dent on the o/s passenger rear door. Right on the top of the door on the crease.  :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: sanj on May 27, 2012, 01:21:10 PM
After an epic drive yesterday to Heathrow Airport and up to Norwich, to drop the out-laws off, ive noticed this morning a rather large dent on the o/s passenger rear door. Right on the top of the door on the crease.  :fighting:

Make's me so angry when I hear of this,you just can't leave your car anywhere without some idiot with a scrapheap causing a ding. :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Billy on May 27, 2012, 01:59:09 PM
+5 BHP :laugh:

(http://daz.co/media/f349/billymoat/photo-2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 27, 2012, 11:47:37 PM
Me got +5 too. (looks swwwwweeeeet in white)   :wink:

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/uhiujnuun-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: nathangallo on May 28, 2012, 07:43:24 AM
Me got +5 too. (looks swwwwweeeeet in white)   :wink:

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/uhiujnuun-1.jpg)

We're are you getting these from????
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: monte on May 28, 2012, 08:29:13 AM
Me got +5 too. (looks swwwwweeeeet in white)   :wink:

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/uhiujnuun-1.jpg)

We're are you getting these from????


Mr Very Cherry  :notworthy:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: monte on May 28, 2012, 08:34:15 AM
If u look hard you can see mine (looking the other way for an extra 10+ bhp)


(http://daz.co/media/tt210/monte0797/479f5b4c.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: GTI Osprey on May 28, 2012, 10:10:41 AM
Have spent the last week without my stereo ... out of choice! :signLOL:

BCS TBE fitted last monday and all I've done is blip the throttle and drive it harder than usual!  :driver: :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on May 28, 2012, 12:53:44 PM
Me got +5 too. (looks swwwwweeeeet in white)   :wink:

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/uhiujnuun-1.jpg)

is your rear window tinted ??
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 28, 2012, 02:18:06 PM

is your rear window tinted ??

Just the OEM rear tint on an ED30. Photo from that angel make it look darker than it is.  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on May 28, 2012, 03:21:05 PM
oh isee i was thinkin of buyin the glass from vw and getting it fitted gona b costly tho bein a 5door  :scared:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 28, 2012, 04:05:43 PM
oh isee i was thinkin of buyin the glass from vw and getting it fitted gona b costly tho bein a 5door  :scared:

Buy a rear oem screen and tint the rest. Cheapest and best looking  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on May 28, 2012, 04:50:35 PM
Do you still get the white strip issue on the side windows that you get on the back?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Gti_Mad on May 28, 2012, 04:55:57 PM
erm not that i know of Mr Wolf
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: stealthwolf on May 28, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
Then Mr Saint's suggestion might be worth taking up. I had the white line you get with aftermarket tints.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 28, 2012, 05:58:12 PM
Do you still get the white strip issue on the side windows that you get on the back?

If that black edging is still present stealthy, then it will always be there. it's Air preventing the tint from sitting flush to the glass causing the white ring from a screen tint on the rear screen only.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 28, 2012, 06:00:15 PM
erm not that i know of Mr Wolf
Oh trust me Dawain, been there, don't do it. Oem rear screen, and tint the sides, especially if your a more door   :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 28, 2012, 06:01:34 PM
Do you still get the white strip issue on the side windows that you get on the back?

Only the rear on the 5 door jazz  :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on May 28, 2012, 06:27:24 PM
Gave it a wash out of a spray bottle (megs quick detail spray) to get it back to nice and gleaming  :smiley:

...but noticed a slight dent in the roof, very slight but still I know it is there - it will probably push out easily if the roof is generally an easy panel to push dents out from

HOWEVER worse was when I noticed some Cnut has somehow hooked something under the front wheel arch on the drivers side and pulled it out slightly so the arch as you look down the length of the car no longer runs true, theres a bit of a bulge to it and if you look beneath the arch just above the tyre where the wheel arch bulges you can see where the bodywork has been hooked and pulled down into a bit of a point removing all the paint work in a 1cm diameter  :sick:

Honestly which cnuts do these things?!!  :scared: :fighting: :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: homesqueeze on May 28, 2012, 07:08:58 PM
+5 BHP :laugh:

(http://daz.co/media/f349/billymoat/photo-2.jpg)

Call me stupid, but what is it?!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: MC71 on May 28, 2012, 07:26:14 PM
 :pomppomp: :pomppomp:  It's a FAST.  :pomppomp: :pomppomp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWa6i5gnIec




Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on May 28, 2012, 07:41:56 PM
:pomppomp: :pomppomp:  It's a FAST.  :pomppomp: :pomppomp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWa6i5gnIec






 :signLOL: :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Little_Dave on May 28, 2012, 10:29:14 PM
 :grin: :grin: We need some ad's like that over here!!!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: JoeDarKa on May 28, 2012, 10:30:17 PM
Been driving in the lake district! Kendal to Grizedale Forrest via Ambeside and Hawkshead. We then went for some drinks at Skelwith Bridge then finally back home at Oxenholme!
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on May 29, 2012, 06:08:36 PM
Went to Camber today and to the beach, got there via some excellent A and B roads and despite a pretty spirited drive in parts still managed to clock over 34mpg on the way there, on the way back we had a couple of stops and at one point having waited for a car to turn right we went from 0-60 using warp factor 7 but still managed 30mpg which can't be sniffed at in my book for such a thoroughly pleasurable drive. Oh and having had the vreds on for a year now I'd say they were a high quality tyre - very planted, great grip and you always get excellent feedback from them :driver:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on May 29, 2012, 06:30:12 PM
Cruised to Portsmouth down to JKM and pick up my new wheels. An Aston Martin DBS... Managed 40.6 mpg on the M27...trully shocking for a 300bhp Edition 30.

Shame the Aston Martin takes AA battery's   :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: homesqueeze on May 29, 2012, 06:31:56 PM
:pomppomp: :pomppomp:  It's a FAST.  :pomppomp: :pomppomp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWa6i5gnIec






Cool, thanks! Being a Brit I've never seen those before. I like the fast!  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Shorty on May 29, 2012, 08:25:21 PM
Went for a drive, shades on, sun out, windows down and the sunroof popped. That on some good flowing roads and added DSG pops, stuff like this makes me REALLY happy at the mo.  :smiley:

(http://daz.co/media/tripod_tings/Edition_30/Sunny.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 29, 2012, 10:31:24 PM
Fitted Forge Twintake, Tried to de wiper the rear but the wiper just wont come off    :fighting:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on May 29, 2012, 10:51:17 PM
Fitted Forge Twintake, Tried to de wiper the rear but the wiper just wont come off    :fighting:

You don't waste any time  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 30, 2012, 07:09:37 AM
Fitted Forge Twintake, Tried to de wiper the rear but the wiper just wont come off    :fighting:

You don't waste any time  :signLOL:

Haha i thought ill wait and fit it at the weekend. But kept looking at it and thought I wanna fit it :grin:
Alot louder than i was expecting even with all the windows up but sounds great  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gigolo456 on May 30, 2012, 07:42:40 AM
Banham, just how loud we talking plse?? I was planning in having 1 fitted in next mth, but mite have rethink after yr comments, lol!?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on May 30, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
took my 3" turbo back non res milltek off last night

r32 brakes and eibach springs coming off saturday, returning to standard is a ball ache
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ianv5 on May 30, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
Checked the oil last night then spent the next hour fixing the bonnet release mechanism as the bonnet refused to shut :sad1:

Fixed with plenty of WD40 and Grease  :jumpmove:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: samdem on May 30, 2012, 12:50:37 PM
took my 3" turbo back non res milltek off last night

r32 brakes and eibach springs coming off saturday, returning to standard is a ball ache

are you going to be selling this system then? may be interested  :grin:

how comes you are going back standard? moving on to bigger and better things?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: liver on May 30, 2012, 01:03:22 PM
yes there will be a for sale thread with everything in thats been put on ym car but not untill everything is off the car

yeah its time for a change
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on May 30, 2012, 06:34:06 PM
Went to bodiam castle, more fun on A and B roads but lost a centre cap on the way back so that'll be 7 quid to the stealers when we get back from our mini holiday  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 30, 2012, 06:58:57 PM
Banham, just how loud we talking plse?? I was planning in having 1 fitted in next mth, but mite have rethink after yr comments, lol!?

I can hear the whoosh sound with the windows up. But its only cause its a new sound to me anf have to get use to it and wont be so bad. But its a nice sound. I would say get one mate worth the money  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: ianv5 on May 30, 2012, 07:05:05 PM
Banham, just how loud we talking plse?? I was planning in having 1 fitted in next mth, but mite have rethink after yr comments, lol!?

I can hear the whoosh sound with the windows up. But its only cause its a new sound to me anf have to get use to it and wont be so bad. But its a nice sound. I would say get one mate worth the money  :happy2:

Where did you buy it from?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gigolo456 on May 30, 2012, 07:26:51 PM
Havent actually bought it yet tbh, got a dilemma where thats concerned, do I go 2nd hand r new!? Having TBE fitted too, I now have option of having both fitted same day, but this particular exhaust fitter, no names mentioned, hasnt actually fitted a Twintake before! Is it a bummer 2 fit??
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 30, 2012, 08:27:21 PM
Banham, just how loud we talking plse?? I was planning in having 1 fitted in next mth, but mite have rethink after yr comments, lol!?

I can hear the whoosh sound with the windows up. But its only cause its a new sound to me anf have to get use to it and wont be so bad. But its a nice sound. I would say get one mate worth the money  :happy2:

Where did you buy it from?

Got it off Weston on the fourm
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 30, 2012, 08:34:29 PM
Havent actually bought it yet tbh, got a dilemma where thats concerned, do I go 2nd hand r new!? Having TBE fitted too, I now have option of having both fitted same day, but this particular exhaust fitter, no names mentioned, hasnt actually fitted a Twintake before! Is it a bummer 2 fit??

Depends on if you like brand new items. 2nd hand will prob have a few marks on etc but will save abit on cash. I havnt done anything like it before. Took just over 1 hour. But its just connecting the tubes and making sure its all the correct way and tight  :happy2:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: gigolo456 on May 30, 2012, 08:45:37 PM
Cheers! Tbh, the 2 prices r the same, so clearly a no brainer, lol! That said, 1 has fitted them b4, 1 it wud b his 1st, but as u say, not overly difficult 2 fit! Any tips mate?? Apart from fitting correctly and tightly, r there any special lubes, etc to use, r any wrappin 2 apply??
Andrew
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Banham on May 30, 2012, 09:40:05 PM
You may see one come up cheap. Just take it slow and take your time so you dont brake anything. But it was simple once you start doing it. Also use the search because there are some great threads and have a look at some pics and try and work it out. RR has done an amazing thread on twintake.
I didnt use any lube as it wasnt a struggle to connect them all together. Just a little tight in places.
You can use heat wrap if you wanted but i didnt as i wasnt to keen on the look.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Weston on May 30, 2012, 11:02:16 PM
Fitted Forge Twintake, Tried to de wiper the rear but the wiper just wont come off    :fighting:

You don't waste any time  :signLOL:

Haha i thought ill wait and fit it at the weekend. But kept looking at it and thought I wanna fit it :grin:
Alot louder than i was expecting even with all the windows up but sounds great  :happy2:

Yeah it's not quiet. For the best experience get someone to drive it past you. Whooooooosh! Mines so quiet now, hardly any noise compared to before.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Stg123 on May 31, 2012, 01:56:57 PM
Fitted my privacy shades courtesy of Duke. Sprogs will be kept in the dark even more than usual! Massive thanks to Duke with regards to the price, and his superhuman efforts fighting the force of delivery companies to actually get them delivered
to me.  :happy2: :congrats:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on May 31, 2012, 10:07:06 PM
Had this little beauty turn up :)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/249fe08b.jpg)

Can't wait to get fitted... now do I go stage 2+? Or keep a strong reliable stage 2?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Kregiel on May 31, 2012, 10:31:30 PM
stage 2+  :party:

even k04 is reliable and that's the beauty of it! At least that's what I believe!

paul
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on June 01, 2012, 07:25:44 AM
Had this little beauty turn up :)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/249fe08b.jpg)

Can't wait to get fitted... now do I go stage 2+? Or keep a strong reliable stage 2?

 :congrats:

Stage 2 is my opinion, unless you add a bigger inter cooler for 2+, especially in this hot weather. Not so much an issue in the colder months.
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on June 01, 2012, 06:09:02 PM
replaced the centre cap that i somehow ejected the other day and bought a spare as well. VW must have a little gold mine going with these things especially seeing as though they have put their prices up from just over a fiver for one to £7.50 now  :confused:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Horatio on June 01, 2012, 06:11:58 PM
I got my VW dealer to price match, SilverLight off ebay I think it was, 4 new center caps. they were wanting 28£. Got 7£ off.  :surprised:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: bakili on June 01, 2012, 06:35:52 PM
Not exactly today, but couple days ago. Jetta front bumper fitted.  :pomppomp:

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/touringman/2012-06-01153531.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ee193/touringman/2012-06-01164513.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on June 01, 2012, 06:37:42 PM
Took my arch liners out, cleaned my coilovers, raised the front 10mm ready for tomorrow.

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/day_before_wittering/a5461918.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/day_before_wittering/8ee5c0aa.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/day_before_wittering/050e6bf7.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/My_Leon_Cupra/day_before_wittering/9d314e36.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Frenzy on June 01, 2012, 10:21:29 PM
I got my VW dealer to price match, SilverLight off ebay I think it was, 4 new center caps. they were wanting 28£. Got 7£ off.  :surprised:

Didn't realise they priced matched. Hey-ho only works out as a couple of quid extra for each, which i more than saved by buying a load of household cleaning stuff from poundland  :signLOL:
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: E30Dom on June 02, 2012, 08:06:53 AM
Fitted my UNIbrace XB...

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/00103509.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/488f5867.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/c09e8fe8.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/9ddab841.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/d9806a20.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Saintsteve on June 02, 2012, 12:33:09 PM
Fitted my UNIbrace XB...

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/00103509.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/488f5867.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/c09e8fe8.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/9ddab841.jpg)

(http://daz.co/media/v108/ax_vts_dom/d9806a20.jpg)
you planning on track days then Dom?
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: da_ansa on June 02, 2012, 12:54:36 PM
Me got +5 too. (looks swwwwweeeeet in white)   :wink:

(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s399/mcaborn/uhiujnuun-1.jpg)

We're are you getting these from????


Mr Very Cherry  :notworthy:

how do I got hold of him. really interested in getting one of these
Title: Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Post by: Nodz on June 02, 2012, 01:03:22 PM